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Walk for Diabetes in Limavady on 25 May

On Saturday 25 May the Limavady Support Group will be hosting their Walk for Diabetes from 2pm at the Roe Valley Country Park in Limavady.

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Every year Diabetes UK Northern Ireland supporter groups launch Walks for Diabetes right across the province to mobilise local communities to come together to get active, and raise awareness about diabetes.

The walk is approximately 2.5 miles long and suitable for all the family.

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. There are an estimated 4.7 million people living with diabetes in the UK, with over 100,000 people living with the condition in Northern Ireland. If not managed well, both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can lead to devastating complications, including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke. With the right treatment, knowledge and support people living with diabetes can lead a long, full and healthy life.

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland National Fundraiser, Naomi Breen said, ‘Everyone is welcome to come along to our Walk for Diabetes in Limavady. Thanks to events such as these, we can reach more people and help them in their own journey with diabetes. Hopefully you will join us for a great afternoon.’

The Limavady Walk for Diabetes takes place from 2pm on Saturday 25 May at the Roe Valley Country Park.

To find out more and to sign up please contact Alistair Wallace on 07851 467377 or email fundraising@diabetes.org.uk. Entries with sponsorship or a donation are welcome on the day. Refreshments will be available after the walk.

 

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