Patients in Wolverhampton invited to attend Diabetes Awareness Event

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Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), along with other local partners, is inviting patients and the public to find out more about Diabetes by attending an awareness event next month. Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.

The event is being held on Saturday 13 April at Molineux Stadium, Waterloo Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4QR from 9am – 1pm and is aimed at patients, relatives and carers of people living with Diabetes or those at risk of developing Diabetes. Highlights of the event include a key note speaker, information stands, and the opportunity to take part in smaller workshops to learn more about Diabetes care (for example foot care, dietetics, education and the healthcare essentials).

 

Dr Salma Reehana, Chair of the CCG, said: “We know there are thousands of people in Wolverhampton living with Diabetes and that living with the condition can be hard. This is a great opportunity for people to learn how to stay well and ask healthcare professionals anything they want to know about the condition. We hope to provide people with practical up-to-date information to help them live well.”

Peter Shorrick, Midlands and East Regional Head, Diabetes UK, said: “I would encourage people living with diabetes or worried they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to come along to this event. “Diabetes is a serious condition which can lead to a number of potentially life-threatening complications if not managed well. Taking the time to learn how to live well with diabetes, or reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is vital for long-term health.”

The event is free to attend and those wishing to attend can just turn up on the day.