With diabetes fast becoming the biggest health threat in the UK, people are invited to attend a special roadshow event taking place at the Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds (outside the Apex) from Thursday 4 – Saturday 6 October.
Diabetes awareness, prevention and education are the main focus. Everyone is welcome to drop by and speak with health professionals from the adult diabetes service at West Suffolk Hospital and the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group.
Those living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes will be able to learn more about the free local NHS courses that they can sign up to so that they can best manage their condition. The courses are run by specialist diabetes nurses and dieticians and give people the skills and confidence to live well with diabetes.
With an estimated 60% of cases of Type 2 diabetes able to be delayed or avoided by lifestyle changes, the roadshow is a good opportunity for people to better understand how eating well, moving more and losing weight can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.
Our ambition is for as many people as possible living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and who have not already participated, to sign up for a free NHS course that will help them live well with their condition.
This roadshow is a great opportunity to find out more about these courses and how they can be of benefit.
As well as advice on diabetes the roadshow will also include representatives of East Anglian Air Ambulance, Acorn Air Ambulance and West Suffolk College.
Watch this short film which highlights how joining a free course could help you live well with Type 1 or type 2 diabetes HERE
Read more about the free NHS education courses for people living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes HERE