Help roadshow root out undiagnosed diabetes

Help roadshow root out undiagnosed diabetes

Help roadshow root out undiagnosed diabetes

First published in News

DIABETES UK is looking for volunteers to take part in the Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow, run in partnership with Bupa, in July.

The roadshow was created to identify people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, or undiagnosed sufferers.

Risk assessments will be carried out at the event which will run between July 10 and 11 supported by money raised from the Bupa Great Run Series.

In Swindon, more than 600 people estimated to have undiagnosed diabetes.

Volunteers will be given full training for the role once they have committed to attending the roadshow. A training day for risk assessors will be held on June 19. Volunteer expenses will be covered.

Susi Calder, Diabetes UK South West volunteer development officer said: “Risk assessments are a vital part of our work to encourage early diagnosis in order to help people avoid the devastating consequences of undiagnosed diabetes. Diabetes UK provides all the necessary training and our roadshows are great events to be involved with.”

The volunteer role will include talking to those at risk of developing the condition and carrying out risk assessments.

To volunteer email south.west@diabetes.org.uk or telephone 01823 448260.

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