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New support groups launching in South Holland

Two new peer support groups for people living with diabetes and their friends and family are opening their doors.

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The Diabetes UK groups will be run in Spalding and Long Sutton by Hayley Gedney, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2017.

The groups will meet monthly offering support, information and advice to anyone affected by diabetes or interested to learn more about the condition.

Hayley said: “I have a passion to help others living with diabetes and to provide a community network for those affected by the condition to communicate freely with each other.

“I want to ensure no-one is alone. Everyone is welcome and the meetings will be places where people can swap ideas and hear from experts. 

“We are also hoping to be able raise awareness of the condition in the local community, fundraise to support Diabetes UK research and other projects and work closely with GP surgeries to improve services available.”

The meetings are free to attend.

Spalding Meeting details:

Date: Friday, 26 April, 6pm-8pm (future meetings: 7 June, 5 July, 23 August, 4 October and 15 November)
Venue: Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding, PE11 2AF

Long Sutton Meeting details:

Date: Friday, 3 May, 2pm; 4pm and 6pm (future meetings: 14 June, 19 July, 30 August, 22 November)
Venue: Market House, Long Sutton, PE12 9DD.

For more information contact Hayley on 07939 593957 or southholland.diabetesuk@gmail.com

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