Bury Diabetic Support Group

Bury Diabetic Support Group

At a glance

Causes

  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Human rights
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women

Other details

Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

Bury Diabetic Support Group helps people with Diabetes, carers and families and healthcare proffessionals

We provide representation, self help advice, training, education and championing the needs of diabetics in the wider community

We have taken up issues in the local community and nationally on foot care, eye screening, driving for diabetics, medication, supply of needles and choice and advice on meters. We provide alternative suggestions regarding medication issues and lifestyle advice. There is no other group in Bury providing this support

The Bury CCG estimate there is in excess of 25,000 people in Bury with Diabetes

The group is also providing support to the families and carers and professionals

Activities

We provide information stands in the community on a regular basis

We have produced a training DVD along with a handbook on Diabetic Care which is constantly updated

we hold monthly Forums at the Bury Town Hall throughout the year 

We run 3-4 training workshops to the general public free of charge

We visit religious bodies, Churches, Mosques and Synagogues and any other organisation that requests our input

We visit care homes and meet with both Staff and Patients and provide free training

We have run courses in URDU and Bangladeshi with official certification

We run weekly arm chair exercise classes.

The North West of England is the 3rd Highest in the country for amputations we work closely with the Diabetic Amputees Association

We forge strong ties with other groups such as Communic8tebury, Bury Blind Society, Bury Carers Group, Bury Lions and other groups that may be affected by diabetes

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