The theme for World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and Diabetes – our right to a healthy future’.
It is reported that one in 10 women live with Diabetes, but not all women have the same access to education, treatment and care.
This year’s campaign is designed to improve the affordability and accessibility for Diabetes care worldwide to help women better manage their diabetes and improve their health outcomes.
- Diabetes causes 2.1 million deaths per year in women globally
- Women with Type 2 Diabetes are almost 10 times more likely to have coronary heart disease than women without the condition
- Two out of every 5 women with Diabetes are of reproductive age
- Women with Type 1 Diabetes have an increased risk of early miscarriage or having a baby with malformations
- 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational Diabetes
Led by the International Diabetes Federation, World Diabetes Day unites the global Diabetes community to produce a powerful voice for Diabetes awareness and advocacy. The campaign aims to improve access to education, treatment and care to improve the health and wellbeing of all women with diabetes to achieve positive health outcomes for themselves and future generations.
What’s happening locally?
- As from December the DESMOND (Diabetes Education for Self-Management of Ongoing or Newly Diagnosed) Structured Education sessions will be available to all patients with type 2 Diabetes irrespective of when they were diagnosed.
- Patients identified as having pre diabetes can be referred to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme that is being held at 7 different venues in North East Lincolnshire for lifestyle advise and intervention
- The CCG and the Diabetes Services within North East Lincolnshire are in the process of developing diabetes champions within each federation to improve the continuity of diabetes care throughout this area.
- The North East Lincolnshire Diabetes Support Group now runs twice a month, one at Open Door and one at Scartho Community Centre.
If you require any further information please contact Kerrie on 07919553812
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