Diabetes Awareness Week

diabetes week 2012, make a connection


Our Trust is supporting Diabetes Week from 10-16 June.  The annual focal point for Diabetes UK’s fundraising, awareness and campaigning activities, the theme this year is to: make a connection and talk about your diabetes.

Right now, over 3.7 million people in the UK are living with diabetes, and there are a further 7 million people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  Giving the local picture for the Trust, Penny Lock-Pullan, Diabetes Dietitian said: “Over 10% of our patients on the wards have Diabetes and from national trends, approximately 5% of our workforce.”

Diabetes dietitians are engaging staff with a number of events, while information stands for patients and the public will be open all week in the Atrium at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital and West Block Outpatients at Cheltenham General.

An annual event, Diabetes Week takes place UK-wide. As well as being supported at the Trust, the week will see a massive range of community events, challenges, races and walks and much more. The charity wants people to get involved in activities throughout the week to help make people realise that diabetes is a serious condition and, ultimately, to help find a cure


To find out more, visit http://www.diabetes.org.uk/riskscore
For further information visit www.diabetes.org.uk