South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is supporting World Diabetes Day – Tuesday 14 November.
This event is marked globally by United Nations and the World Health Organisation to raise awareness about diabetes and complications associated with the condition. The theme for 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’.
There are currently more than 199 million women living with diabetes. This is expected to increase to 313 million by 2040. It is essential that people with diabetes have access to healthcare for support, education and treatments to reduce risks associated with developing diabetes complications. This is particularly important in pregnancy due to high risks to the unborn child and the mother.
The Trust’s diabetes specialists will be at the Alhambra Centre in Barnsley between 10am-4pm on World Diabetes Day to offer help and advice so that people can manage their condition.
Glenn Nicholson, diabetes team leader, said: “Diabetes is a serious condition which can lead to patients having amputations and dying much sooner than they would otherwise. The good news is that if you get help and manage your condition you can actually reverse the effects. Please visit our stand to find out what services are available in the Barnsley area to support your needs or call us on 01226 645 180.”