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NOV
08

World Diabetes Day 2018

Would you know how to look after a family member with diabetes? That's one of the questions being posed as part of World Diabetes Day 2018. This year's theme is about helping families prevent, spot and manage the condition, which is more prevalent among the elderly. On the 13 th November, our local group supporting people living with diabetes in Se...
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JUN
12

Let's Talk About Diabetes

More than 20,000 people in West Kent are known to be living with diabetes – and the real figure may be as high as 25,000. But talking about the condition can still be awkward for many. That's why this year's focus for Diabetes Week is to encouraging people to talk about their diabetes, their challenges and concerns. Diagnosing diabetes Diabetes is ...
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MAY
11

Supporting those living with diabetes in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

Kieron Brennan, in his role of Chair, has been active with the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks Diabetes UK Group. It is the Group's aim to help and support people in the area living with diabetes. They do this primarily though Group meetings whose express purpose is to provide a safe, social forum to discuss diabetes and its effects. Here ...
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NOV
09

Support and Information for those living with diabetes in Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

​ The number of people living with diabetes in the UK has reached an all-time high of 3.9 million; in West Kent there are over 20,000 people with the condition and an estimated 5,000 as yet undiagnosed. While possible health complications include amputation, blindness and stroke, 80% of the symptoms are avoidable. Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sev...
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