Hundreds of residents engage with health teams during Diabetes Awareness Week

Hounslow Council and its partners supported national Diabetes Week with a series of events that encouraged residents to get checked out.

Published: Tuesday, 20th June 2023

Photo of the diabetes event.
Taking a stand: Hounslow Council's Health Lead Cllr Samia Chaudhary visits the Diabetes event at the Hounslow Gurdwara.

Hounslow Council and its partners supported national Diabetes Week with a series of engagement events across the borough. 

To help residents better understand the risks linked to diabetes, a number of health representatives visited The Hampton Business Park, United Caribbean Society and The Gurdwara during Diabetes awareness week ( 12-18 June) to offer helpful tips on healthy eating, keeping active and wellbeing initiatives, as well as providing health checks for many eligible residents.

Teams from the NHS and Hounslow Council joined community groups during the week to highlight how residents can prevent, or manage their diabetes.


photo of diabetes event


Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health Integration at Hounslow Council, said:  "Type 2 Diabetes affects more than 24,000 Hounslow residents and more than 31,000 are at risk of developing it. Health data also evidences that people of African-Caribbean, Black African or South Asian descent are two to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those from a white background.

“We know that diabetes can have a big impact on peoples long term health, so by working with community groups we feel this is the best way to directly reach as many residents as possible who are at higher risk of developing this long-term condition. As we want to highlight how residents can manage, live with, or prevent Type 2 Diabetes by making simple diet and lifestyle choices.”

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