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Living well with diabetes - awareness day planned in Waltham Forest for people with type 2 diabetes

An awareness event is planned for Waltham Forest to help people in the borough who live with type 2 diabetes.

Waltham Forest Living With Diabetes Day

The ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ will take place on Tuesday, 14 November, at Leyton Orient Football Ground, Brisbane Road, (E10 5NF) and will run from 9am - 4.10pm.

The day has been organised by the South East Coast and London team at Diabetes UK to mark World Diabetes Day.

The free, one-day event will include talks and workshops led by local experts on key topics ranging from footcare to food and more.

Anyone who attends will be able to find out more about diabetes care and support, the work of Diabetes UK and how it can help people. There will be guidance on the services offered by local organisations in the borough and attendees will have the chance to put their questions to local healthcare teams.

People with type 2 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin or the insulin they produce doesn’t work properly (known as insulin resistance). Around 90 per cent of people with diabetes have type 2. There are some things that increase your risk of type 2 diabetes

Registration is open for the Living with Diabetes Day event -

People can also get in touch with the South East Coast and London team if they have any questions by emailing or phoning 0345 123 2399.

Lorna Adamson, Health Systems Engagement Manager, of the South East Coast and London Region of Diabetes UK, said:

“We want to ensure that people who live in Waltham Forest and have diabetes receive the best care they can and also get as much support as they need.

“We're looking forward to meeting as many people as possible on the day and helping them discover ways to live well with diabetes.

“Telling people about the local services available to them is also an important part of the day as well as the chance to meet local health experts.”

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