‘Healthy Hearts’ diabetes event in Arbroath

A FREE ‘Healthy Hearts’ information event for people living with diabetes is to be held in The Health Education Room at Springfield Medical Centre, Arbroath, on Thursday, February 14, from 3 until 5 p.m.

Organised by the Arbroath Diabetes Forum, the afternoon is aimed at people living in Arbroath and the surrounding area who are living with diabetes and is open to families and carers as well.

The session will be focusing on having a healthy heart and Karen Fletcher, coronary heart disease stroke prevention coordinator from Angus Community Health Partnership will be in attendance. She will be discussing how the heart works, what coronary heart disease is and the risk factors that increase the chances of getting heart disease.

Karen said, “Valentine’s Day is all about hearts and this information event aims to raise awareness of heart disease amongst people living with diabetes.

“Diabetes is one of the risk factors in developing heart disease so it is important for diabetics to be screened. There are, however, simple lifestyle changes that people can make to improve their heart health such as eating well, being physically active and not smoking.”

Tea and coffee will be provided during the afternoon and it is hoped this event will be an opportunity for people living with diabetes, their families and carers to get together.

If you would like more information about the ‘Healthy Hearts’ afternoon session, call 01307 474889 or e-mail achppatientcourses.tayside@nhs.net