Members of Coventry Leofric Lions partnered up with Silver Star Diabetic Testing and 105CW’s Diabetic Officer Lion Karam Bharij to run an information and awareness stall at our summer event. Along side engaging with hundreds of members of the community we encouraged people to get tested for Type Two diabetes.
During the day we screened 51 adults, we identified 7 people who are at a Very High Risk and needed to get input from their GP as a priority, we had 11 people who are at a High Risk, along with 27 medium risk and 6 people who were at Low Risk. All were given advice and guidance on changes to diet and exercise regimes and sign posted to local NHS Health Services.
Alongside this we measured peoples blood glucose level, 39 people had a level that was within national guide lines, 12 people were higher than the acceptable parameters and these were advised to see their GP as a matter of urgency. A great service activity that has made a real difference to peoples lives in Coventry, we are looking forward to future partnerships with the District and our fellow lions in Coventry and across the Midlands.