Walkers urged to help diabetics

DIABETES UK is calling on local walkers to join the Walk For Diabetes to raise vital money for the charity.

The walk at Coate Water Country Park on June 10, which is one of dozens being held across the country, covers 1.7 miles and starts at 11am.

As well as raising money to help Diabetes UK continue with its work it is also raising awareness of the charity’s Putting Feet First campaign, which is highlighting the importance of people with diabetes looking after their feet, as complications of the condition can lead to amputation.

As diabetes increases the risk of foot problems, walkers who have the condition are encouraged to wear comfortable socks and walking shoes.

The walk is suitable for wheelchair users, and dogs on leads are allowed.

To register for the walk, contact Zoë Steer on south.west@diabetes.

org.uk or telephone 01823 448260.

Or register online for the walk at www.diabetes.org.uk/ walk-for-diabetes.

More details about the campaign can be found at www.diabetes.org.

uk/putting-first-feet.

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