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Diabetes and me

Diabetes can be a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. People with type 2 diabetes can reverse the condition by eating healthily, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and carrying out regular blood tests to

There are 2 main types of diabetes:

  • type 1 diabetes – where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin
  • type 2 diabetes – where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin

Unfortunately, diabetes is on the rise. Those who have mental health issues are often at higher risk of developing diabetes. Being aware of how diabetes develops, and how diet can play a part in its management, is a key role.

This course will increase your knowledge of diabetes and how you can adapt your diet to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have a better understanding of diabetes
  • Understand blood glucose levels and their impact
  • Learn how food can help control the glucose levels
  • Learn to make adjustments to your diet in a practical way
  • Begin to understand the psychological impact of diabetes

I enjoyed…“The interaction and being able to hear from a service users’ point of view.”

Lead tutors: Ingrid Small

Dates, Times and Venues 

13 February 2020 – 1pm to 4pm
Room 3, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL


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