Living with diabetes forum

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If you live in the Forfar area and are living with type 2 diabetes, your local Diabetes Forum would like to invite you to its upcoming meetings which will discuss the emotional impact of living with diabetes.

The group was established to support people to live well with type 2 diabetes and, as well as providing information, the meetings offer a chance to chat with others living with diabetes over a cup of tea or coffee.

The meetings will be held in the Lintrathen Room at Whitehills Health and Community Care Centre on Wednesday, February 4 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The meeting is organised by Angus Community Health Partnership in conjunction with the local Diabetes Forum. The meeting is open to anyone living with diabetes as well as their families and friends.

For more information or to be added to the mailing list to receive advance notice about further meetings, please contact Rhona Guild, Angus Community Health Partnership on 01307 474889 or e-mail achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net

There are two main types of diabetes – type 1 and type 2.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to function properly, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin. This is known as insulin resistance.

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1 diabetes, and it occurs when the body does not produce any insulin at all. In the UK, around 90 per cent of all adults with diabetes have type 2.