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Diabetes charity launches DVD to educate patients

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Diabetes UK is launching a DVD to help people with Type 2 diabetes and learning difficulties educate themselves about their condition.

The charity has joined up with Speakup, a self-help advocacy charity for people with learning difficultes, to produce ‘Diabetes-Living a healthier Life’.

The DVD aims to bring people with learning difficulties information about Type 2 diabetes in a format and tone that are accessible to them.

Topics that it covers include an explanation of what Type 2 diabetes is, how to prevent it, how to manage and understand the condition, and the benefits of healthy eating and exercise.

Jenne Dixit, Equality and Diversity Manager at Diabetes UK, said: ‘Information for people with learning disabilities and diabetes has been very much lacking and this will go a long way to change that.’

‘We hope that this resource will help raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and support the management of diabetes in a community that is at risk of developing the condition but faces inequalities to accessing care,’ she added.

Diabetes UK and Speakup have worked on this project for more than a year, holding numerous focus groups for people with learning difficulties and diabetes to have their say in the final outcome of the DVD.

In the UK there are 9 million people with learning difficulties and it is estimated that 270,000 from this group have Type 2 diabetes.

The DVD can be ordered by calling 0800 585 088 with the product code 3527 or click here to order online

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