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The Diabetes Group IOW is hosting a ‘meet and greet’ event with the new Deputy Head of the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Podiatry Services team, giving people with diabetes the chance to find out more about the services available.

The free event, which will be held at Riverside Centre in Newport on Tuesday 3rd December, between 19:00-21:00, will give locals the opportunity to get advice on how to ensure the future health of their feet. Those living with diabetes or those who care about someone living with diabetes are welcome to attend.

Regular foot checks are an essential part of taking care of your health if you have diabetes. Deputy Head of Podiatry services on the Island, Stephen Taylor, will share his expert knowledge on footcare, including information on winter foot care.

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Ian Bast, Chairman of Diabetes Group IOW said:

“We are delighted to be hosting Stephen Taylor from the Isle of Wight NHS Trust podiatry services. He will be sharing very important and helpful information about foot care, focusing on the cold winter months.

“Diabetes increases the risk of developing problems with your feet, some of which can be serious and even lead to amputation. We are pleased to say that risks such as these can be avoided.

“We welcome anyone interested in footcare to come along to find out more about this important aspect of diabetes care and self-management. I’m sure you will not be disappointed in joining us.”

Stephen Taylor, Deputy Head of IOW NHS Trust Podiatry services, said:

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“I am looking forward to meeting people at the Diabetes Group IOW event and to get the chance to present information about the importance of regular foot checks, plus more about our podiatry services. This will be followed by a Q&A session for anyone who has any specific concerns.’

Anyone interested in attending this free event is asked to email [email protected] to secure a place.

Afterwards visitors can enjoy festive nibbles, networking and music with the Wight Ukers, an amazing community Ukulele group.

For information about the Diabetes Group IOW’s activities, visit www.diabetesiow.org.uk.


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