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Support group for people with diabetes launches in the heart of Swansea

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A Swansea mum is inviting people affected by diabetes across the area to come along to her support group’s first meeting in the Uplands.

Rachael Fox, 39, who first launched a successful local support group in the Gower, is now starting a new Abertawe Diabetes UK Cymru group in the heart of Swansea. The group’s first meeting will be held on Thursday 30 March at the Lifepoint Centre on Ffynone Road between 7pm and 9pm.

The group, supported by Diabetes UK Cymru, will meet regularly to give people living with diabetes the chance to talk about their condition and give support to each other.

"I am really passionate about helping others with diabetes"

The Swansea mum of three is starting this group to continue supporting other people affected by the condition because she has been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 10 years.

Rachael said: “I decided to start a new support group in Swansea because, as someone who has been living with Type 1 diabetes for over a decade, I am really passionate about helping others with the condition.

“While everyone’s experience of diabetes is different it isn’t always easy to manage. Having the chance to speak to other people with diabetes and give each other support and tips on how to manage the condition will be great.

“I’ve found that local groups can really help with this, which is why I want to reach even more people across Swansea and invite them to come along to our regular meet ups from now on.”

There are currently over 33,000 people living with diabetes in South West Wales.

Local groups can be a real lifeline for people with diabetes

Diabetes UK Cymru’s National Director, Dai Williams, said: “Diabetes is a serious condition but if it is managed correctly people with diabetes can live healthy, happy lives. Rachael is really helping to create a support network for people in Swansea with diabetes, which can be a real lifeline to people living with the condition.”

For more information or to attend the group please call Rachael on 01792 875499 or emailrachael-fox@hotmail.com.

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