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Diabetes support programme

Anyone living with diabetes is invited to attend St Helens & District Group of Diabetes UK’s meetings for information and support about living with the condition.

You are also welcome to attend the sessions if you know someone who has the condition and want to learn more, or if you are at risk of developing it in the future.

As well as expanding your knowledge of diabetes, the support programme is a good way to meet others in your situation and ask any questions you might have.

The sessions are free and take place at 7.30pm on the dates below at St Helens United Reformed Church, King Street WA10 2JZ – just drop by.

For further details, you can call 0151 480 0821 or email rhubarbs@btinternet.com

On Wednesday 5 September 2018, Dr Mike Merriman, Diabetes Clinical Lead for Knowsley CCG and Hassan Argomandkhah, Snr Clin Pharmacist who are both from Millbrook Medical Centre in Kirkby, will be discussing the difference between tablets and insulin, and who decides what is taken and how.

On Wednesday 3 October 2018, you will learn how to look after your diabetes when you’re ill with Jane Jackson and John Macham who are both Diabetes Specialist Nurses from the Diabetes Unit at St Helens Hospital.

On Wednesday 7 November 2018, Nicola Jackson, a Diabetes Dietician at St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust will be discussing how you can eat well with diabetes.

On Wednesday 6 February 2019, you will find out how to reduce your risk of diabetes complications with advice from Prof Sarah O’Brien, Clinical Accountable Officer at St Helens CCG.

On Wednesday 6 March 2019, the topic is inpatient care for people with diabetes which will be led by Hollie Fullerton and Claire Lee, Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurses at St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust.

On Wednesday 3 April 2019, Celia Jukka, a Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse from St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust will be talking about the ways you can look after your feet when you have diabetes.

On Wednesday 1 May 2019, there will be a short AGM followed by a talk about annual checks, and blood tests and results will all be explained. This will be led by Dr Sid McNulty, a Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist at the Specialist Diabetes Unit, St Helens Hospital.

On Wednesday 5 June 2019, Prof Kevin Hardy, Consultant Physician, Endocrinologist and Medical Director at St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust will be leading the session which surrounds the things you can do to add years to life and life to your years.

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