Diabetes awareness Drop in Sessions 9-14th June

Diabetes awareness week takes place 8th – 14th June, this special week is all about raising awareness of this common condition. 
In support of this, Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust is encouraging people to come along to their drop in diabetes awareness sessions next week. 
Diabetes is a long-term condition resulting in too much glucose in the blood. There are 3 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people who have the condition, but are undiagnosed. 
Marie Evans, Diabetes Specialist Nurses at LCH said “The main signs and symptoms of diabetes include feeling very thirsty, tiredness, urinating frequently (particularly at night), and sometimes weight loss.” 
Marie continues “Our simple message is that Type 2 diabetes can be controlled with simple lifestyle and diet changes and also with medication. However, it can become much more detrimental to your health, if left undiagnosed – so if you have any concerns at all, please seek advice from your Doctor.” 
A range of health professionals will be facilitating drop in sessions which will take place at the following times: 
•           Monday 9th June, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm, The Beat, Health Information Centre, Hanover Street 
•           Wednesday 11th June,10.00 am -12.00pm, The Beat, Health Information Centre, Hanover Street 
•           Tuesday 17th June, 9.00am – 11.30am,         Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre 
•           Wednesday 18th June, 9.00am – 11.30am,   Breeze Hill Neighbourhood Health Centre 
•           Tuesday 24th June 9.00 am – 11.30am,        Breeze Hill Neighbourhood Health Centre     
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust offers a Diabetes X-Pert Education Programme for anyone in Liverpool with Type 2 diabetes, especially those who have been recently diagnosed or who feel they need more information on how to manage the condition. 
The courses are held at a range of local health centres. Please contact 0151 295 9415 for further information or to request a place. Or alternatively, speak to your Doctor if you are at all concerned about diabetes.  

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