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East Staffordshire Borough Council to support World Diabetes Day 2013

Press Release   •   Nov 04, 2013 14:13 GMT

East Staffordshire Borough Council is pleased to announce they will be supporting World Diabetes Day on Thursday 14th November 2013 by offering local residents the opportunity to attend a series of awareness and physical activity sessions.

Diabetes can be diagnosed with a simple blood test, you can find out more by attending our Blood Sugar awareness sessions offered by the NHS at the Meadowside Leisure Centre between 9.30am and 1.00pm on Thursday 14th November”.

Other activities taking place throughout the day will include,

Health Walk - 10.30am - Tutbury, meeting at Monk Street car park

Zumba Fitness Class - 1.30pm-2.30pm - Meadowside Leisure Centre

Tour of Facilities - 10.30am-11.00am - Meadowside Leisure Centre

All activities are free of charge for local residents and further demonstrates the Council’s commitment to its healthy borough initiative.

Councillor Bernard Peters, Deputy Leader for Service Commissioning, said: “Diabetes currently affects 3 million people in the UK with nearly 1 million more, who have the condition, but don’t know it. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 52 years and must say it can be tough at times. However, once diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes it is down to the individual to take ownership of their condition.

By offering these activities, East Staffordshire Borough Council will help to raise awareness of diabetes, it’s signs and symptoms, as well as how leading a healthy lifestyle can both reduce your risk of getting diabetes and play a significant part in helping you live with diabetes”.

For further details, visit www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or search for us on Facebook. Alternatively for more on Diabetes, visit The International Diabetes Federation website at www.idf.org 

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