Grantham event will support people with type 2 diabetes
Diabetes UK and NHS South West Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting a free event for people with type 2 diabetes in Grantham on Thursday, May 16.
People will learn how to maintain a healthy diet, become more confident in managing their diabetes day-to-day and find out what services are available locally. There will also be an opportunity to ask diabetes experts questions and get practical up-to-date information.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. It can lead to sight loss, amputation, stroke and kidney failure if not managed well. With the right treatment, knowledge and support people living with diabetes can lead a long, full and healthy life. There are more than 8,200 people diagnosed with diabetes in the South West Lincolnshire area – including Grantham – and around 90 per cent of them have Type 2.
Diane Smith, Diabetes UK’s improving care manager for the East Midlands, said: “We know living with type 2 diabetes can be hard, so this event aims to help people think about how they manage their condition and what they could do differently.
“Hearing from health experts and other people with type 2 diabetes may offer a fresh insight, which can help people take a transformational path to their healthiest self.
“Everyone’s journey is different, but better access to care, education and support can help people live well with type 2 diabetes.”
The event is free and open to any adult living with type 2 diabetes, or people who care for others with the condition.
If you would like to attend, sign up at www.granthamlwdd.eventbrite.co.uk or call 01922 614500. A light buffet will be provided from 5pm, but note places are limited.