Diabetes Week 2021

It's Diabetes Awareness Week! - SandbachGPs - Ashfields Primary Care Centre

What is Diabetes?

Visit your GP as soon as possible if you experience the main symptoms of diabetes, which include:

  • feeling very thirsty
  • peeing more frequently than usual, particularly at night
  • feeling very tired
  • weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
  • itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent episodes of thrush
  • cuts or wounds that heal slowly
  • blurred vision


For useful resources please see Diabetes UK

Local support:

Due to COVID 19 this may be offered by phone or virtually.

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Sandwell Diabetes Support Group

Do you have diabetes,care for someone with diabetes or even have an interest in this increasingly common condition? If so, why not come along to our friendly and informative meetings? Everyone is welcome! Your presence is the Group’s strength.

Alternate months at 7.30pm – 9.15pm at the Medical Education Centre in Sandwell General Hospital or anytime by telephone/email.

Telephone: 0121 588 4164

Email: sdsg@blueyonder.co.uk;


Get Moving with Diabetes UK 

If you’re living with diabetes and finding it hard to get active in your day-to-day life, we’re here to help. We understand that it can be difficult to find the motivation to move more, and that sometimes it can be hard to know where to begin – especially if you’re new to exercise.  

Thanks to the easing of coronavirus restrictions in England, we’re also hoping to run Get Moving courses face-to-face for the full 10 weeks in the Midlands. We’ll be limiting numbers in each group to five people, and we’ll be making sure that all the relevant coronavirus safety measures are in place throughout the duration of the course. Your group coordinator will be able to tell you more about these measures for the venue you’ve picked. 

How to sign up 

Register your interest for one of the courses on offer by calling 0345 123 2399 or emailing helpline@diabetes.org.uk. You’ll then hear from one of our Physical Activity Coordinators, who will get in touch to help you start your journey to move more.