Diabetes Campaign

Local person calls on people with diabetes to get free healthy eating advice in Gateshead.

Locals in Gateshead can get healthy eating tips at the Diabetes UK Enjoy Food stand at Tesco on November 17.

Deb Kelly from Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear has Type 2 diabetes and is encouraging people with diabetes to pop into the Tesco Extra Gateshead Trinity Square, to get free dietary advice and simple suggestions on how to make living with the condition more manageable. A dietitian, with support from volunteers, will give live demonstrations about ways to save money as well as calories and how to eat five fruit and vegetables a day.

Deb ,51, an occupational health advisor at Newcastle Premier Health , has recently taken part in the Bupa Great North Run. She said: “Before I was diagnosed with diabetes I didn’t realise that a healthy diet could help me have better control of my condition. It’s great Diabetes UK is giving people in Gateshead the chance to speak to a dietitian and get some simple tips to help people eat well with diabetes. I would encourage anyone with condition to pop along to Tesco Extra in Gateshead Trinity Square on November 17.

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. Whether a person is living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, eating healthily is an important part of managing blood glucose levels and staying healthy.

Diabetes UK has developed the Enjoy Food events through the National Charity Partnership with Tesco. The partnership aims to support the millions of people who have to live with diabetes every day and help people to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

People interested in visiting the Enjoy Food stand, can simply drop by Tesco Gateshead Trinity Square from 9am – 5.30pm on November 17.
For expert advice, handy meal planners and simple food swaps, visit Enjoy Food online at www.diabetes.org.uk/enjoyfood

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