Apr 13 2012

MEND and Diabetes UK hit the road again!

MEND and Diabetes UK have kicked off their 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow tour in Wigan this week.

Last year, the roadshows were a huge success and over the coming months we’ll be visiting another 35 destinations throughout England to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and the associated health risks.

At the roadshows Diabetes UK staff will offer free diabetes risk assessment tests, which indicate a person’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. If this risk is moderate to high, people will be referred to their GP for further advice or tests. People can also find out, from an on-site dietitian or a MEND healthy lifestyle Champion how to make positive lifestyle changes by adopting a healthy diet low in fat, salt and sugar and taking regular physical activity.

In some areas visitors will have the chance to sign up for MEND’s More Active Health programme. The healthy lifestyle programme will give people one-on-one coaching and the tools to become more active and turn their unhealthy habits around.

So...watch out for the blue bus as it could be coming your way! Diabetes UK have just re-branded so they’ve traded the pink bus in for a blue one.

For more information on the Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow tour or to find out when it might be coming to your local area please email us at info@mytimemend.co.uk or call 0207 231 7225


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