Free support event in Merthyr for people with Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes UK will run a free event to give expert advice and information to people with Type 2 diabetes. The Living with Diabetes Day will be held in Merthyr’s Redhouse in the Old Town Hall on Wednesday 1 June from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Healthcare professionals will give information on local services available to people with Type 2 diabetes. They will also advise on avoiding health complications associated with diabetes, such as heart disease, kidney failure, stroke, amputation and blindness, through good management of the condition.
Being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes can feel daunting as it is a complex and serious health condition, and the majority of the time people are left to manage their condition alone, making it really important that they get the information and support they need to manage their condition well.
The one-day event, funded by Tesco, aims to offer support to people who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last few years. The event will give them with the essential information they need to live well with the condition. People who have been living with Type 2 diabetes for longer but need to brush up on their knowledge of the condition are also welcome to attend.
The events with include expert-led workshops on the practical elements of living with Type 2 diabetes, such as diet, exercise, medication, travel and driving.
Diabetes UK Cymru’s Director Dai Williams said: “There are already an estimated 2,800 people living with Type 2 diabetes in Merthyr and we know that being diagnosed with the condition can have a life-changing effect on people.
“There is a lot of information to take in, particularly at the time of diagnosis, so these events are a great way to get detailed expert advice in an easy-to-digest way, as well as being an opportunity to meet other people living with Type 2 diabetes.
“We hope the Living with Diabetes Day will give people with Type 2 diabetes in the area the information and confidence they need to live well with the condition.”
There are limited places at the Living with Diabetes Day in Merthyr. Those interested in attending the full day event must book a place online at www.diabetes.org.uk/lwdd or email email@example.com or call freephone 0345 123 2399.