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Family fun day for diabetes patients and families

More than 120 families and children with diabetes took part in a fun day organised by the children’s diabetes team at Ormskirk hospital.

There were musical performances from patients, a bake sale, a reptile show, games and a raffle at St Anne’s Hall in Ormskirk.

Patient Erin Simpson, 15, wrote on the team’s Facebook page: “It was so lovely to be at this event today. It was great to meet other diabetics and see the young children not letting their illnesses stop them from doing what they love. I am so lucky to have such an amazing team of doctors and nurses looking after me.”

Dr May Ng, Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, said: “It is important to hold such events to give families and children with diabetes an opportunity to meet socially, away from hospitals and clinics. We saw some amazing performances from our children with diabetes today and I am so proud of them.”

The Southport and Ormskirk Paediatric diabetes team cares for 150 children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes across West Lancashire, Southport and Formby, and have won several national awards.

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