Crediton Diabetes Health and Well-being day to be held on September 21

By Alan Quick   |   Editorial Manager/Photojournalist   |
Sunday 1st September 2019 5:49 am
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EVERYONE in the Crediton area is invited to attend a Diabetes Health and Well-being event, to be held at Crediton Methodist Church from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 21.

There are some 3.7 million people diagnosed with Diabetes in the UK and, more worryingly, there are 12.3 million people at risk of developing the disease.

A total of £10 billion is spent on medication and treating complications of Diabetes and this roughly represents 10 per cent of the total NHS budget.

Lions Club International estimates that by the year 2040 some 650 million people are expected to be living with Diabetes worldwide.

Lions Clubs International is undertaking a programme of education and lifestyle change to try and reduce the risk of people developing the disease.

The Lions Club of Crediton and District is putting on the Diabetes Prevention and Health and Well-being event, and a practice nurse will test sugar levels and Diabetes UK staff will assess people’s risk of developing the disease.

Staff from Lords Meadow Leisure Centre will be present, as will a Fitness Instructor, to suggest alternative lifestyles and exercises.

A member of Westbank Diabetes Prevention Programme will advise on healthy eating.

Activity and Sports opportunities in our community will be shown by U3A members and “Get into Golf” and other local groups.

Tea/coffee will be available throughout the day and soup and roll lunches from 12 noon to 2pm.

The event is free and Crediton and District Lions Club hope that everyone will go along and learn how to avoid this terrible disease.

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