One Stop Information Evening on Type 2 Diabetes

The expert Diabetes Health Team from Galway University Hospital in association with Croí and Diabetes Ireland are hosting an interactive patient evening at the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Galway

According to a recent Healthy Ireland survey, over 850,000 Irish adults over the age of 40 are at increased risk of developing (or have) Type 2 Diabetes. A further 300,000 in the 30-39 year age group are overweight and not taking the weekly 150 minutes of recommended physical activity, leaving them at an increased risk of chronic ill-health. This means that there are over 1.1 million adults in Ireland who need to urgently consider making changes to their daily behaviours in terms of eating healthily and being more active.

The Diabetes Team at Galway University Hospital in association with Croí and Diabetes Ireland are hosting a FREE ‘One Stop Information Evening’ on Type 2 Diabetes in the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Galway on Monday November 14th from 6.30pm to 9pm.

The purpose of the evening is to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes and to provide a ‘one stop information point’ for those living with the condition. Announcing details of the event, Professor Sean Dinneen, Consultant Physician, Galway University Hospitals said “this event is open to people of all ages and will answer everything you want to know about Type 2 Diabetes”. The specialist health team from the Diabetes Unit will be in attendance on the night and speakers will include:

Professor Sean Dinneen (Consultant Physician, Galway University Hospitals) will welcome and introduce the evening
Ms Denise Dunne (Specialist Cardiac Physiotherapist, Croí) will provide benefits and tips for getting active
Ms Pauline Dunne (Diabetes Dietician, Diabetes Ireland) will speak about healthy eating for Type 2 Diabetes
Dr. Brian McGuire (Professor of Clinical Psychology & HRB Research Leader, Galway University Hospitals & NUI Galway) will speak about implementing positive lifestyle change
All speakers will participate in a panel discussion at the end of the evening where they will answer questions from the audience in attendance.

Places for this FREE event are limited so booking is essential. To book your place call Croí now on 091-544310 or log on to www.croi.ie/type2

All places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. This event is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from SANOFI