Diabetes prevention project for those with learning difficulties coming to Attleborough

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A ‘unique’ project launching in south Norfolk will allow adult with learning disabilities who are at high risk of developing diabetes to access support to reduce their chances of getting the disease.

Opening Doors, the Norfolk-based self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities, have received funding from the NHS East of England Strategic Clinical Network to deliver guidance and support for people with learning disabilities.

We want to do this project to support people to make really easy changes in their lives

Peter Moule, Opening Doors trainer

It is supported by the NHS East of England Strategic Clinical Network and will run in Attleborough and Dereham, and is aimed at people with learning disabilities and their carers.

The sessions will cover recognising the symptoms and associated risk factors of type 2 diabetes, and practical tips on how to eat healthily and keep active.

Peter Moule, a trainer with Opening Doors, said: “It’s hard for people with learning disabilities to get help with health care that they understand - it can be confusing. We want to do this project to support people to make really easy changes in their lives.

“Even changing a little thing can make a big difference, like cutting down on sugar or walking a bit more.”

The project is open to adults over the age of 18. For more call 01603 631433 or email admin@openingdoors.org.uk