Carers across the district are being encouraged to know their diabetes risk and how to reduce it.

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a free talk about the risk factors and signs of Type 2 diabetes for people caring for loved ones who access the Trust’s services. Type 2 diabetes is usually caused by lifestyle factors and in most people is preventable.

The event will be held Monday 15 August, 1pm -1.45pm at the Carer’s Hub, Horton Park Health Centre (Level 2), 99 Horton Park Ave, BD7 3EG.

Catherine Pitts, Health Trainer Service Manager at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It’s really important that people understand their risk to diabetes and how that can be reduced. Type 2 diabetes is the biggest threat to health in the country and a major health issue for people in Bradford.”

Attendees will be provided with advice and support to delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes. For those who already have Type 2 diabetes advice will be provided on how to manage their condition and prevent serious complications.

A mini food taster session will also be available providing useful advice about a healthy diet and how it can help to control Type 2 diabetes.

The talk is part of the Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) campaign which is designed to make the public aware, active, in control and healthy to reduce the number of people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Bradford.

For further information please call the Carer’s Hub on 01274 251112 or email: