Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow
The Diabetes UK Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow 2013 was a huge success; thank you to everyone who came aboard and got involved. With the support of our amazing regional teams and fantastic volunteers we took the roadshow to 93 locations across the United Kingdom.
Together we raised awareness of Type 2 diabetes and gave people the opportunity to partake in the following ways:
- Receive a free Type 2 diabetes risk assessment
- Have a chat with our expert dietitians
- Join in with our physical activity zone
- Pick up a free piece of fruit
- Learn about the different types of diabetes
During the 2013 roadshow we completed a massive 20,556 risk assessments which helped to increase understanding of the risk factors and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes. We also referred over 10,000 people who were at ‘high’ or ‘moderate’ risk of having diabetes to their GP for further tests. Our roadshows are open to anyone affected by diabetes and we have information at hand about care and support for Type 1, Type 2, or parents of children with diabetes. Our volunteers and staff provided superb support; answering questions and discussing their own experiences living with the condition.
We are currently in the process of organising the Diabetes UK Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow in 2014. Please keep an eye out on our webpage for updates as dates and locations will be announced imminently.
In the mean time you can complete an online version of the risk score on our website and check out some of the highlights from 2013 in the slideshow below.
We hope to see you soon in a town near you in 2014.
Roadshow by Numbers 2013 from Diabetes UK