Two events are taking place locally to support people living with Type 2 diabetes.
People will learn how to maintain a healthy diet and become more confident in managing their diabetes day-to-day. There will also be an opportunity to ask diabetes experts questions and get practical up-to-date information.
Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. It can lead to sight loss, amputation, stroke and kidney failure if not managed well. There are more than 14,000 people diagnosed with diabetes in the Brentwood and Basildon area and around 90 per cent of these have Type 2.
The Living with Diabetes Day are:
Date: Thursday 21 February 9.30am-4.30pm
Venue: Doddinghurst Road Church, 56-60 Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood CM15 9EH
Places are limited. To attend the Brentwood event please sign up here or call 01376 501390.
Date: Friday, 29 March, 9.30am-4pm
Venue: Towngate Theatre, St Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DL
Places are limited. To attend the Basildon event please sign up here or call 01376 501390.
The events are free and open to any adult living with Type 2 diabetes, or people who care for others with the condition. The events are free and lunch and refreshments are included.
Check out our gallery of images from the Living with Diabetes Days here