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Nominate your 2022 diabetes hero! This is a special award, supported by Diabetes UK, which recognises someone very special who has supported/cared for people with diabetes in 2021.
This award will be presented to someone who is based in the UK or Ireland and is not a healthcare professional. Instead, it will go to an individual such as a carer, volunteer, a person with diabetes, diabetes blogger and/or writer, family member – anyone that you think deserves this recognition. You may not nominate yourself.
Read about the 2021 winners:
Chris Bright has been instrumental in keeping spirits up, providing emotional and uplifting support for people with diabetes and also using social media to spread positive initiatives during a very uncertain time. Chris could not run any The Diabetes Football community (TDFC) in person sessions and so prioritised maximising the use of a TDFC WhatsApp group and social media to support people with Diabetes. These were used as key information points. The TDFC community consists of males and females living with T1 diabetes across the country who have a passion for football. Chris used these mediums to communicate up to date advice on the change of restrictions during the pandemic, provide emotional support for those undergoing changes to their working lives, contact those who were unwell, organised and encouraged participation in online social meetups and also organised fun activities online (e.g. zoom meetings, video game tournaments and the toilet roll challenges). Furthermore, he encouraged others to get the COVID vaccine and also advised seeking more information on any concerns or hesitancies people had on getting vaccinated. Chris utilised his influence to encourage thanks towards the NHS and uplift those with diabetes.