Find out about diabetes at NNUH event at Forum

It is estimated diabetes will affect 70,000 people in Norfolk by 2030. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA

It is estimated diabetes will affect 70,000 people in Norfolk by 2030. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Visitors to the Forum on Wednesday can find out more about diabetes, its causes and consequences at an information being hosted by Norfolk's biggest hospital.

Diabetes experts from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have organised an information and awareness day at which members of the public can ask for advice on any diabetes-related topics – from diet and weight management to stopping smoking and foot health.

The event, which runs from 10am until 4pm, will also feature a range of staffed stands where people can find out more about diabetes.

Organisations represented include the NNUH, Diabetes UK, Active Norfolk, Smokefree Norfolk, Patient Supporters and Champions, and NNUH eye screening, as well as dieticians offering health advice.

New health advice films for patients with Type 2 diabetes will be shown at the event and have also been made available online.


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The event follows World Diabetes Day, which was on Friday.

Dr Francesca Swords, a diabetes specialist at the NNUH, said: 'We really wanted to raise awareness of healthy eating and healthy living for people with diabetes to help people self-manage and keep well.

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'The films we have made focus on Type 2 diabetes as this is more prevalent, but anyone with questions or seeking advice about diabetes is welcome to the event on Wednesday.

'We will also have with us on the day some fantastic organisations and agencies that can help and support people with managing their diabetes.'

To see the Type 2 diabetes film, go to http://tinyurl.com/n967ml2

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