Diabetes Week

Tayside Diabetes Managed Clinical Network in partnership with local support groups will be marking Diabetes Week with free events for people with diabetes and their families.

It runs from June 9 to 15 and the events will also be open to members of the public. There are around 21,000 people living with diabetes across Tayside and the number increases every year.

Around 1,900 of these have Type 1 diabetes and the rest have Type 2 diabetes - both types of diabetes are lifelong conditions. On Monday staff from Tayside Diabetes Team, Scottish Diabetes Research Network and members of Dundee Diabetes UK Group and TayKids manned an information stand in the main foyer of Ninewells Hospital.

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 10 a.m., the Tayside Paediatric Diabetes Team will be holding an information morning in Lecture Theatre 2 at Ninewells where Professor Steve Greene will give an update on developments in treatment and the diabetes service. All families of children with diabetes who attend the Tayside service are welcome. Contact Caroline McAuley on 01382 740409 if you would like to come along.