Drop-in for South Asian people with Diabetes in Rochdale and Bury – 23 – 25 May

Linda Adams and Anita Broadhead
Drop-in for South Asian people with Diabetes in Rochdale and Bury – 23 – 25 May
19 May 2016

ROCHDALE and Bury residents from a South Asian heritage who have diabetes are being invited to attend a free drop-in session to learn more about living well with diabetes.

The free sessions will be held in Rochdale and Bury and take place on the 23, 24 and 25 May between 10am and 12 noon and 1pm and 3pm. There is no need to sign up; people can just turn up on the day and at the time of their choosing.

Each session will explore the following topics:

  • How to prepare for Ramadan
  • How exercise can help you
  • How medication works to control your diabetes
  • What you should eat
  • How to live well with diabetes
  • Who else can help you with diabetes

Dr Parameshwara Prakash, Consultant Physician for Diabetes at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust said.

“The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for diabetes and Diabetes UK came up with recommendations for patient education in 2015. People living with diabetes and their families need to learn about their condition in the best way for them to meet their circumstances and preferences. We can do this by offering people learning opportunities about diabetes and support through groups and taster sessions. Having a mix of education options will allow individuals to identify those that are best suited to their needs, lifestyle and learning style.”

Linda Adams, Lead Nurse for Diabetes at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (pictured), said:

“Studies show that people from the South Asian population are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people of European descent, and they are more likely to develop the condition even if they have a low Body Mass Index. Type 2 diabetes is up to six times more common in people from the South Asian population and is an increasing problem within the community.

“It’s important we can get the information out to the community about the risk of diabetes and the associated complications. These sessions aim to explore what South Asian people with diabetes who live in Rochdale and Bury can do to manage their condition.”

The sessions are being provided by The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust in partnership with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The dates, times and venues for each session are:

Date

Time

Venue

Monday 23 May 2016

10am – 12pm

1pm – 3pm

Deeplish Community Centre

Hare Street, Rochdale OL11 1JT

Tuesday 24 May 2016

10am – 12pm

1pm – 3pm

Jinnah Day Care Centre

Alfred Street, Bury BL9 7HE

Wednesday 25 May 2016

10am – 12pm

1pm – 3pm

CommuniTea Room, 234 Yorkshire Street, Rochdale OL16 2DP

Pictured: Linda Adams, Lead Nurse for Diabetes at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, with patient Anita Broadhead.