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This week it’s Diabetes Awareness Week, which offers to help those who live with the condition. Diabetes can be difficult for anyone to live with but can be made simpler with the right help from various charities and support groups. In this blog post, we’ve included a few tips and helpful links to aid those living with diabetes, and the ways in which you can donate and raise money for this cause.
Over on our website, we have a range of products suitable for people with diabetes, such as our Oedema Socks which help with poor circulation or numb feet, or our Heel Protectors which cushion the feet and protect them from nerve damage pain. We also have a range of monitors which are user-friendly and which enable people with diabetes to keep a check on their glucose levels.
Across the country, there are a variety of local support groups run by Diabetes UK which take place once a month and are run by volunteers. Members of the groups also take place in fundraising and campaigning events. If mobility is an issue for you, Diabetes UK has information about online communities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which allow you to contact other people living with diabetes from the comfort of your own home.
Our helpful guide on diabetes has information on adjusting to life with diabetes, ranging from advice on a healthy diet, quitting smoking and organising your medication. We also have information on controlling the symptoms of diabetes and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. A diet that includes food from all the five groups is especially crucial as it can help various parts of your body, such as eating meat to help your heart or dairy to provide protein.
This Diabetes Awareness Week, you can also donate money to charities such as Diabetes UK – money which goes to research into the condition and hopefully improves it for future generations. There are a number of ways to donate and raise money for charity; you can do it by text, leaving money in your will, or giving money via your payroll.