Diabetes Prevention week 16th- 19th April 2018

Diabetes Prevention week 16th- 19th April 2018

The GHA Adult Diabetes Services are guided by the latest research into diabetes and its prevention.  They have taken the opportunity to combine NHS Diabetes Prevention Week with Gibraltar GHA Diabetes Prevention Week to create an awareness of diabetes.

From the 16th to 19th April between 10am-12:30pm, at the Primary Care Centre, the Diabetes Specialist Nurses will be available to discuss diabetes with the community; ALL WELCOME, with no appointment necessary. They will be providing a “Know your Risk Calculator Tool” and plenty of information regarding prevention.  A short education session on the prevention of Type 2 diabetes will also be offered  from 11.30am -12.30pm every day.

More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, which increases the risk of serious health complications and early death.

Modern life can make it hard to be healthy but for many people type diabetes can be prevented by making small lifestyle changes.

Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people of working age. It is responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation (other than accidents). People with diabetes are also up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke then those without diabetes.

However, type 2 diabetes can be prevented by:

  • Managing your weight.
  • Eating healthy.
  • Being more active.

For more information contact: Susan.Edwards@gha.gi
or see: Diabetes UK