An informative online event for Essex, northeast Essex residents living with diabetes will help people find ways to cope with their disease.
Across Essex, more than 106,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes, and around 90 percent of them have type 2, according to Diabetes UK.
People with type 2 diabetes don’t make enough insulin, or the insulin they make isn’t working properly, which can be problematic.
The national organization has now teamed up with the North East Essex Diabetes Service to support those living with the disease in the area.
They will host a free online event on June 19th that will provide vital information to help people manage their condition as efficiently as possible.
The Living with Type 2 Diabetes Workshop, which takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., informs participants about healthy eating and which services are available on site.
During the event, guests will have the opportunity to ask expert questions about the importance of foot care and mental wellbeing will also be addressed.
Brioni Maker, Diabetes UK’s manager for improving care in the east of England, said: “We know that living with type 2 diabetes can be difficult. This event is designed to help people think about how they are coping with their illness, what support is available, and what they could do differently.
“Every trip is different. We know the past year has been a challenging one for so many people, but it is especially difficult to live with a serious long-term illness during the pandemic and we want to make sure people have access to good care, education and support, so that they can live well with type 2 diabetes. ”
Hannah Addington, NEEDS Diabetes Nutritionist and Director of Education, said, “We hope this is a fun and informative session for people with Type 2 diabetes in our area to help them manage their diabetes.”
The workshop is open to anyone in northeast Essex who has type 2 diabetes or who cares for others.
To register for the event, visit needvirtualworkshop.eventbrite.co.uk.