IMO Charity is currently recruiting people diagnosed with diabetes, live with someone in your household who has diabetes or at risk of diabetes to take part in a Focus Groups on self-management and prevention.

We are calling on residents from Blackburn with Darwen to attend our Diabetes Focus Groups and help us understand your condition and the challenges you face!

Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes too much sugar in your blood. It can cause serious health problems if not treated. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes include:

  • needing to pee a lot
  • feeling thirsty all the time
  • feeling very tired

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes includes medicines and changes to your diet and activity levels to help control your blood sugar levels.

The prevalence of T2DM has risen so steeply over the past few decades that it is now commonly referred to as an epidemic, and elevated blood glucose levels are currently estimated to be the third leading modifiable cause of mortality globally.

Currently, in the UK, diabetes mellitus currently accounts for approximately 10% of the total health-resource expenditure, which is projected to increase to around 17% in 2035/36.

The focus groups will run via ZOOM or Face to Face Covid permitted, which will last no longer than two hours. We have initially agreed to run the focus groups w/c 7th June 2021 (Dates to be confirmed).

By participating in one of our focus groups, you will be able to help improve how the Diabetes services could be delivered in the future to meet the needs of BAME communities.

More background information will be sent to those reserving their place before the focus group dates.

If you would like to take part in any of our community focus groups, please register using this link: registration deadline is 21st May 2021

You can also register by contacting Farah Master on 01254 781310 or by sending a TEXT 07548 281 594 or via EMAIL [email protected]org

IMO are grateful to NHS North West Coast Clinical Networks (Diabetes) for supporting this work.