Diabetes Week 11-17th June 2017

National Diabetes Awareness Week runs from 11th-17th June 2017. The message being promoted for this year’s National Diabetes Awareness Week is ‘know diabetes, fight diabetes’ which is encouraging the diabetes community to share their experience and knowledge of living with the challenge of diabetes.

In the UK, there are around 3.5 million people diagnosed with diabetes, with an estimated additional 549,000 people who have the condition, but don’t know it.

In Shropshire, more than 15,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes and around 100 people are diagnosed with the condition each month.

To find out more about diabetes, please visit Diabetes UK

For further information about healthy lifestyles including healthy eating, weight management and physical activity, visit the Healthy Shropshire website or telephone 0345 678 9025