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Notice: Speakers Announced For Diabetes Awareness Event

Published on: 16 May, 2019
Updated on: 16 May, 2019

With one person being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every three minutes in England and Wales, according to a recent analysis by Diabetes UK, the Fairlands Practice Participation Group (FPPPG) are holding an awareness event on the condition.

Focussing on all types of diabetes, the event is taking place on Saturday, June 22, from 1.45pm to 5.15pm at St. Mark’s Hall, Guildford Road, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2DA.

The aim of the afternoon is to explore everything about diabetes. Does it affect you, could it affect you?

It will focus on understanding diabetes, the different types, current research, symptoms, causes, treatments, prevention and how healthy eating and lifestyle can all help.

The speakers recently been announced are Dr Katherine McCullough, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology & Acute Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Professor Paul Grob, Visiting Professor, Department of Health Care Management & Policy, University of Surrey, Roy Johnson, Chairman, Diabetes UK, Guildford & SW Surrey Group, Karen Mackie, Community Diabetes Dietician, Royal Surrey County Hospital and Dr Marty McKendry, General Practitioner, Fairlands Practice

Adrian Rickard, FPPPG Chair comments: “We very much hope that this event will be well attended by the local community. There will be a number of highly knowledgeable speakers, and the event should be very informative for anyone who wants to learn more about this condition. There is no need to book, just turn up and stay for as long as you like. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and we hope people will find it extremely helpful.”

Fairlands Practice Patient Participation Group aims to foster a close and supportive relationship, on behalf of patients, with the Fairlands Medical Centre and the Glaziers Lane Surgery. For further information, email fairlands.ppg@nhs.net.

Refreshments and limited on-site parking will be available.

 

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