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People with Diabetes in Rotherham are invited to stadium on World Diabetes Day

11 Nov 2015 10:31:27
rotherham diabetes day 2015

For the 3rd year running, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Diabetes UK and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we are hosting a Rotherham Diabetes Day for local people with diabetes, parents, carers and professionals working with Diabetes.

Rotherham United Football Club is supporting local diabetes services by hosting the event at AESSAL New York Stadium to help raise awareness of diabetes and managing the condition.

More than 10,000 people across Rotherham are living with diabetes. Anybody affected by the condition is invited to attend the event taking place on United Nations World Diabetes Day (14th November), where they can speak to health care professionals and members of Diabetes UK about all aspects of living with the condition including foot care, diet and eye health.

Terry Nougher-Fuller, Diabetes UK Services Champion for Rotherham said: “This event brings together all the information about diabetes and living with the condition for the people of Rotherham all in one place. There are many aspects to managing and living with the condition that it can be daunting for people to know if they are following best practice or advice to keep healthy.

“Managing medicines and diet is crucial to managing the condition; however other very important elements of keeping healthy can often be overlooked such as eyecare.”

Sister Kate King from the Barnsley and Rotherham Diabetic eye screening service eye who will be attending the day said: “Eye screening is a hugely important part of diabetes care with diabetic retinopathy being one of the most common causes of sight loss among people of working age.

“It is very important that people who have diabetes attend their diabetic eye screening appointments each year as symptoms of diabetic retinopathy do not show until the condition is advanced, therefore early detection through screening allows prompt treatment before any change of vision is noticed.”

The event is free and will run from 9.30am to 1.00pm. For more information email: diabetesrotherham@btinternet.com

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