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Know Your Risk pop up stalls for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week

2nd April 2019

During Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (1st - 7th April), the Strategic Clinical Network team will be attending health and community venues across Lancashire and South Cumbria to speak to people about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and what they can do to reduce or even prevent this condition.

The Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ process identifies peoples risk of developing Type 2 diabetes over the next 10 years. By answering a few simple questions about themselves people can find out whether they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Those who are found to be at moderate or high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are encouraged to follow up with their GP and provided with information on lifestyle changes. Those at low and increased risk are signposted to information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and how to make changes which may reduce the risk of those perceived to be 'increased risk'. 

We will be talking about the causes and complications of Type 2 diabetes, as well those members of the community who are at an increased risk. The team will also be able to provide information on the support available through the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme – Healthier You.

Below are our community event dates, times and locations. 

Date Event Venue Time Area
Tuesday 2nd April Information and support Salt Ayr Leisure Centre, Lancaster, LA1 5JS 10am - 2pm Morecambe Bay
Wednesday 3rd April Health Walk Whitby's Cafe at Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Preston, PR2 3YP 10am - 11.30am Greater Preston 
Friday 5th April Information and support Park Pool Leisure Centre, Park Road, Ormskirk L39 3BY 10am - 12.30pm West Lancashire
Friday 5th April Information and support Concourse Shopping Centre, Southway, Skelmersdale WN8 6LN 2pm - 4pm West Lancashire
Sunday 7th April One You Health and Wellbeing Event Marine Hall, Fleetwood FY7 6HF 10am - 4 pm Fylde Coast


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