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Free education event for people with diabetes in Sheffield

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Diabetes UK are hosting a relaxed evening event in Sheffield on Wednesday 4th July, offering people with diabetes a chance to learn more about self-management and how to live well with the condition.

The event will provide an opportunity to hear from local healthcare professionals about the diabetes education services and support available in the steel city.

Rachel Martin, Diabetes UK Improving Care Manager said: “Diabetes education can be life-changing. Most people living with the condition will see their healthcare professionals for only a few hours each year, so it’s important that they are given the tools to live well with diabetes.

“If not managed well diabetes can lead to devastating complications such as amputation, blindness, kidney disease, heart failure and stroke and yet with the right care and support many of these complications can be avoided. Going on a course can help people understand what diabetes is, how it affects your body and importantly how to live a long and healthy life with the condition.”

Attendees will also have the chance to have a say on diabetes education and how it can be made more appealing and accessible to local people.

The event takes place at the Mercure St Paul’s Hotel and Spa on Norfolk Street, from 5.50pm-9pm, with registration starting at 5pm along with an exhibition and buffet If you’d like to attend contact Evie Kinghorn at Diabetes UK evie.kinghorn@diabetes.org.uk or 07885 557010.

You can also sign up to the event online by visiting: https://eu.eventscloud.com/200179261

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