World Diabetes Day: Know Your Risk!

November 14, 2023

Today is #WorldDiabetesDay. Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year, and you don’t need to be one of them.

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes – it could be the most important thing you do today. Find out your risk here: Diabetes UK – Know Your Risk of Type 2 diabetes

Our Community Diabetes Team supports people with type 2 diabetes in managing their condition to the best of their ability. People may be referred to the service for a variety of reasons:

  • There is a concern that their long-term blood glucose control is too high
  • They might need a new form of diabetes medications
  • They might be experiencing repeated episodes of low blood glucose (hypos)
  • They may need help altering their diet to control their glucose

The Community Diabetes Service offers support by providing community clinics throughout Gloucestershire, home visits to the housebound or nursing home patients and they will see patients at their own surgeries when appropriate.

Community clinics are held in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud, Dursley, Forest of Dean, Cirencester and North Cotswolds.

To find out more about our Community Diabetes Service, click here>

World AIDS Day – 1st December

World AIDS Day – 1st December

Friday 1 December is #WorldAIDSDay – a global campaign by the National AIDS Trust, which has been recognised on 1st December every year since 1988. Its aim is to support those living with HIV, remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illness, secure the rights of people living with the condition and continue the fight to end the stigma surrounding HIV.

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

Children’s flu – it’s not too late to vaccinate!

With Flu season now well underway, our School Aged Immunisation Team would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of the importance of protecting their children against the virus by ensuring they have their flu vaccination.

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Trust presented with Defence ERS Gold Award

Representatives from Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust were extremely proud and honoured this morning to receive the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award from the Wessex Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (WRFCA), in recognition of its commitment and support for defence personnel.

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