September Newsletter

Volunteers needed for Collection at West Swindon Centre

 We anticipate holding a Collection at the West Swindon Shopping Centre on Saturday 6th October for which we seek volunteers. This is our opportunity to raise funds to continue supporting our adopted research project at Exeter University, so if you are able to spare an hour and a half or so that day to hold a tin collecting donations, can you please make yourself known to Matthew.

Be in the Know Campaign and new online tool, Diabetes and Me

Although diabetes complications are often hard to talk about, they are something that affects hundreds of people across the UK each week, With diabetes, knowledge is power, so Diabetes UK has developed information, advice and tips based on what people with diabetes have said. But more than that, its all been gathered in one section of the website, called Diabetes and Me, to make it as easy as possible for you to be in the know. Here you’ll see stories from people who are taking steps to avoid complications, stories from people who have developed sight loss or needed an amputation and expert advice from diabetes professionals. You can save it, share it, and come back to it when you want - all you have to do is describe a bit about yourself, to help make what you see relevant to you. By making this information clear, easy to access and personal to you, there’s real hope that – working together – we can do as much as we can to reduce the risk of complications for people living with diabetes. Get started by being in the know about all the different health checks and services you should be getting, and how they can help you reduce your risk of complications via www.diabetes.org.uk/be-in-the-know-healthcare-essentials which seeks to ensure everyone has the right information to prevent serious complications such as retinopathy and foot disease. You could also read more from Dan Howarth, Diabetes UK's Head of Care in his blog found at www.blogs.diabetes.org.uk/?p=10666.

Free Blood Pressure Testing at Broadgreen Community Centre

A free Blood Pressure Testing service being offered by Swindon Borough Council’s Public Health department as part of the national Know Your Numbers campaign running 10th -16th September 2018. They will be at Broadgreen Community Centre on Thursday 13th September from 10am-12pm in the Reception area. You can drop in with no appointment needed.