Diabetes Awareness Week

Just as we predicted in our previous post, May was indeed a very busy month, and things aren’t slowing down!  There’s lots going on during June and next week we’re focusing on diabetes, in support of Diabetes Awareness Week.

Over three million people are living with diabetes in the UK. Despite this staggering statistic and the fact lots of us know about diabetes or have someone close to us diagnosed, many people aren’t getting help or support to effectively manage their condition.

This has to change.

This year the campaign’s focus is on KNOWLEDGE and its importance in helping FIGHT diabetes.

So there’s no better time to get involved in the national conversation about diabetes! It’s a great chance to share your knowledge or experiences with others on social media using the hashtags #knowdiabetes #fightdiabetes #diabetesweek

Raising awareness of the disease and how to manage it is essential to ensure people can live well with diabetes.

We have a wide variety of resources across our libraries focusing on diabetes, from information guides to recipe books, which you can check out here https://t.co/9YIXDnqKji.

After having a look through a few, we came across an extensive range of tempting recipes, some of which we just had to try out – for research purposes of course! Featured below are a handful of cookbooks containing countless healthy, nutritious and balanced meals… and if you need any more convincing, see how yummy they look too!

 The Essential Diabetes Cookbook: which you can find at Hove, Jubilee, Saltdean, Coldean and Rottingdean libraries

essential diabetes





Everything You Need to Know about Diabetes Cookbook: Available to loan from Hove, Jubilee and Hangleton libraries

everything you need

Quick Cooking for Diabetes: Which you can find at Coldean, Hangleton and Jubilee

quick cooking

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Cookbook: At Jubilee library

type 1 and type 2

You can find more recipes online at the diabetes UK website https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Recipes/

We also have eBooks available on our online catalogue brightonhove.overdrive.com/. We’ve recently added a new feature, meaning you can read offline – perfect for when you’re on the move or run out of data. Ask in your local library to find out more.

For further information on Diabetes visit the Diabetes UK website www.diabetes.org.uk/ and share your knowledge on the forum www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Community/Diabetes-Support-Forum/

To search local services and groups in Brighton and Hove click here www.mylifebh.org.uk/


Thanks for reading!





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