The Group was contacted by Susan from the Castle Tump Women’s Institute, who meet at Upleadon Village Hall, to ask if someone from the Group would be available to give a talk about diabetes.
Mike Broome volunteered and went along on Wed 13 May to give a short presentation covering what diabetes is, the risk factors, symptoms and what hypos are and how to deal with them. He also explained the truth or not of some of the common myths and misconceptions about diabetes. The most common being that those with diabetes cannot eat sugar, which we all know is not true (but of course it must be controlled!)
The talk appeared to be well received with many of those present saying it had improved their understanding of diabetes – job done!!
Mike would like to thank the Castle Tump WI for their unexpected but very much appreciated donation to the Group.