World Health Day 2016

world health day World Health Day Event at Central Library: Thursday 7th April: 10.30am – 2pm

To mark this year’s World Health Day initiative Central Library are hosting a wide range of Stalls and Displays  by Healthcare Professionals and Agencies who will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on your Health and Support issues.

This year World Health Day is focussing on Diabetes which is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which may over time lead to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. The prevalence of diabetes has been steadily increasing in the past few decades, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge exists to reverse this trend through targeted prevention and appropriate care. Diabetes and its complications bring about substantial economic loss to people with diabetes and their families, and to health systems and national economies through direct medical costs and loss of work and wages.

This is a FREE event so come along and meet the Health Professionals who will be able to advise you on any health concerns or queries you may have. There will also be the opportunity to have a FREE Health Check by the NHS Outreach Nurse, pre-booking is essential so book your appointment now by calling Central Library on 01793 463238.

diabetes check

 

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