Diabetes week in Ealing
Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting this year’s Southall Community Alliance community sports day, the kick-off to Diabetes week commencing on 14 June.
The Southall Community Alliance is inviting the whole of Ealing to come along to the Southall Community Sports day on Saturday 13 June 2015, held at Spikes Bridge Park, West Avenue, Southall UB1 2AR from 11am to 4pm. The fun-packed community sports day aims to raise awareness of healthy living, and to reduce the risk of diabetes through lifestyle changes.
The event will include a number of free activities, including community six-a-side football, yoga and pungra dance, health walks, running, tug of war and more. Healthy living stalls and health checks will also be on site for those attending, as well as a free raffle prize draw.
Dr Raj Chandok, Vice Chair and Diabetes lead of Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group, says:
“Currently there are 70,000 people in Ealing at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes; that is one in seven residents.
“Our message to people in Ealing is that Type 2 diabetes can be avoidable . Eating a healthy and balanced diet, taking regular exercise and drinking alcohol in moderation will all help people reduce their risk of developing the condition.”There are a number of activities across the whole week. Six outreach stalls will be available to the public, where diabetes community champions volunteers and Southall Community Alliance staff will be on hand for advice and consultation:
Monday 15 June
Lido Centre, 63 Mattock Lane, West Ealing, W13 9LA (1-3pm)
Tuesday 16 June
Southall Manor House, The Green, Southall (am)Northolt Library, Church Road, Northolt, UB5 5AS
Thursday 18 June
Southall Town Hall, High Street, Southall, UB1 3HA (am)
Saturday 20 June
Ravenor Park, Greenford (am)
Acton High Street, outside Morrisons street market
Symptoms of diabetes include urinating more often and especially at night, increased thirst, extreme tiredness, unexplained weight loss, genital itching or regular episodes of thrush, slow healing of wounds and blurred vision. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your local GP to arrange an appointment.