Diabetes patients urged to get active

Date: 22 March 2021

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On Thursday 25 March at 10am, the team behind the county-wide GO Active Get Healthy Diabetes programme will be providing a free online event for people living with Type 2 diabetes.

This information session will provide people who attend with lots of information about the benefits of the GO Active Get Healthy Diabetes programme, as well as introducing the partners involved in helping to improve people’s overall wellbeing.

As well as focusing on the significant benefits of staying active, this session will also include advice on managing their condition with support from Achieve Oxfordshire, Oxford Health Community Diabetes Team and Talking Space Plus. 

An introduction will also be provided to EXI, a physical activity app which creates bespoke 12-week exercise plans along with step per day goals and activity sessions which can be completed at home. There will also be features from Talking Space Plus, specifically for people with long term health conditions, and education and weight management courses from Oxford Health.

Thanks to on-going funding from Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, this county-wide programme is provided by all districts including South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse, Cherwell, West Oxfordshire and the City Council, together with the local charity Active Oxfordshire.  The programme provides people with Type 2 diabetes with a free six-month programme to help them move more and build their confidence to be physically active, to improve their health.

Dr Amar Latif, Clinical Lead for Diabetes at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: "I am excited that the Go Active Get Healthy Programme will be reaching out to even more patients across Oxfordshire now in an online format. We know that Type 2 diabetes is largely due to lifestyle factors, and increasing physical exercise is a key way of preventing the progression of Diabetes and preventing complications such as problems with your heart, kidneys, eyes and feet.”

Dr Latif added: "Over the last year, due to the COVID pandemic and several lockdowns, many patients will have found it harder to engage in physical activity and found that their weight has gone up. This is an innovative and fun way for patients with diabetes to get active once more with a team to help offer support. I'd encourage as many patients with diabetes as possible to attend and make use of this fantastic resource."

To find out more and sign up for this free event, please visit Go Active Get Healthy Online Information Session Tickets, Thu 25 Mar 2021 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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    The team behind the 'GO Active Get Healthy' Diabetes programme provide a free online event for people living with Type 2 diabetes.

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    22 March 2021