Next month from 11th to 17th June, Diabetes Week is taking place to fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm.
Diabetes is a common long-term health problem in the UK, affecting around 3.7 million people in the UK alone and the number of people diagnosed with it is rising rapidly. People living with a diagnosis of the condition has more than doubled in the last 20 years and it is estimated that up to 549,000 people have the condition but have yet to be diagnosed.
A complication of diabetes is foot ulcers, foot swelling, and infections caused by high blood glucose levels. We understand that these complications can be unpleasant and uncomfortable- but at LimbO, we’re here to help. Our LimbOs provide help for diabetes sufferers, so the condition doesn’t get in the way of their life. Our waterproof protectors are ideal for people wearing dressings on their feet, so they can fully submerge their foot in water and bathe and shower, without discomfort or getting their dressings wet. Take a look at the half leg LimbO here, which is available on prescription for long-term conditions.
There is still time to get involved with Diabetes Week, whether you want to organise your own event or have a look for events that are happening near you, so you can support them! If you are interested in hosting an event, here are some ideas to help raise money and awareness at work, school, or in your local community:
Arrange a coffee morning at your work and ask for donations
Hold a dress up day, where people can either wear their own casual clothes, or get into fancy dress and raise money for an important cause
Organise a fun day at a local outdoor space
Remember, the aim of the week is to start conversations about diabetes. If you look or post on social media in support of the event, use the hashtags #talkaboutdiabetes and #diabetesweek. We’d love to hear about any events you get involved in!