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Diabetes UK need more people to join network of Diabetes Voices groups
7:54am Wednesday 14th August 2013 in News
DIABETICS are being asked to help improve the quality of healthcare for the condition in Brighton and Hove.
Diabetes UK needs more people to join its network of Diabetes Voices groups, who are working to ensure patients get good quality care wherever they live.
The charity’s manager for the south east, Jill Steaton, said: “This is a great opportunity for local people to really make a difference to diabetes care in Brighton and Hove.
“Diabetes is a very serious condition and yet many people in Brighton and Hove are not getting the care and support they need.
“This is very worrying, as without the proper healthcare people are at increased risk of devastating complications such as stroke, amputations and blindness.
“We want to work with local people in Brighton and Hove to ensure every- one with diabetes in the area gets all the checks and the support they need to manage their diabetes and so has the best possible chance of a long and healthy life.”
Analysis by the charity shows 42% of people with diabetes in the city are getting the nine National Institute for Clinical Excellence-recommended checks and services they need to manage their condition.
This is below the national average of 54%. For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7424 1008.
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