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NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the Lions Club of Coventry Godiva in partnership have organised a Diabetes and Health Awareness Event to support local communities.

The event will be taking place on Sunday 14th November 2021, from 10.00 am until 3.00pm at the Ramgharia Gurdwara, 1103 Foleshill Road, Coventry, CV6 6EP. 

To mark World Diabetes Day 2021 in Coventry, the NHS and the Lions Club aim to raise awareness of the impact that diabetes can cause, how to prevent getting the disease and how to access local services for support. 

The theme for World Diabetes Day 2021-23 is access to diabetes care. 100 years after the discovery of insulin, millions of people with diabetes around the world cannot access the care they need. People with diabetes require ongoing care and support to manage their condition and avoid complications. In Coventry, we want as many people as possible to know that support services are available to access. 

Dr Sarah Raistrick, GP and Clinical Chair at NHS Coventry and Warwickshire ICB, said: “The event is open to anyone who wants to come along and have a chat with a healthcare professional about Type 2 diabetes, who is at risk, what sort of signs and symptoms to look out for and the complications associated with diabetes, which include; stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, and amputations. We look forward to meeting as many people as possible from the local community so that we can share information with you if you are living with Type 2 diabetes or let you know how to prevent getting the disease in the first place.”

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