In Leeds, we want to ensure people within communities of interest are empowered to lower their risks associated with diabetes and access healthcare when they need to.

What is diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that results in high sugar levels in the blood. It shortens life expectancy and increases this risk of vascular complications, such as sight loss, heart attacks and strokes.

What are the issues?
In Leeds, people do not always access diabetes care when they need to. This can affect a person’s health.

What do we know?
People face many barriers in accessing diabetes care. Access can be helped by building trust in care providers, improving inclusion, tailoring communication, and making cultural adaptations.

How can you get involved?
We are holding two, one-hour sessions on 21 October to learn more about how we can support communities and develop quality and sustainable diabetes care for all.

What to expect:

  • Welcome
  • Outline of the session
  • Introduction to diabetes
  • Small group discussions on diabetes care in Leeds
    • People’s experiences
    • What is working well
    • What could be better
    • How you can be involved
  • Session summary

Session 1: 12:30 21 October

Session 2: 14:00 21 October (this session will give priority to people with physical and sensory impairments)

If you cannot attend a session, you can have your say in our survey.

For more information contact: [email protected]