The first Super Roadshow in Dundee has been proclaimed a success with hundreds of people finding out about healthy lifestyles and the link with Type 2 diabetes.
The new Super Roadshow format brings together healthy lifestyle advice with a kitchen stall, dance demonstrations, free information on healthy eating and lifestyle, and healthy snack give-aways. The new format runs alongside our successful Measure Up campaign, which also highlights the link between the risk of Type 2 diabetes and a person’s waist measurement.
Visitors to the Roadshow also have their own diabetes risk assessment for developing Type 2 diabetes in the future. By the end of the day two in Dundee, 237 people were assessed and 124 were recommended to contact their GP for further advice as they were considered to be at a high or moderate risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years.
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“As a result of the Roadshow visiting Dundee, hundreds of people now know that leading a healthy lifestyle can prevent Type 2 diabetes," said Jane-Claire Judson, Diabetes UK Scotland’s National Director.
“And after a confidential assessment, Diabetes UK have also recommended that almost 200 people should visit their GP for further advice as they have been assessed as being at a high or moderate risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years."
Entertainment at the Roadshow was provided by Scottish Dance Theatre, who encouraged people to become more physically active. By promoting dance as physical activity, performers hope to reinforce the message that any form of physical activity is important in preventing Type 2 diabetes and that it can be fun too.