Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Posted: December 7 2016

Curtains will open on a unique musical extravaganza to raise awareness of diabetic health care.

Invite to a diabetes awareness extravaganza

Staff from the West Hertfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, will turn their hands to acting in order to highlight the importance of retinal eye screening and general health care for people with diabetes.

The production titled DESPerado – the Diabetic Journey of TinTin, will take place on Wednesday 14 December, at Kings Langley Community Centre, Kings Langley, WD4 8ET, starting at 6.30pm.

Starring young TinTin who has recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, his alter-ego deters him from listening to any professional health advice and to live his life as he pleases. With complications to TinTin’s health fast approaching, what decisions will he make?

Anyone living with diabetes or interested health professionals are invited to attend this free event. Email DESPerado14@yahoo.com to find out how to register your attendance. Light refreshments will be available. 

Dr Sadhana Kulkarni, Operational Clinical Lead for the West Hertfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, said: “This musical extravaganza is a fun way of delivering a serious health message. It aims to inform and educate the importance for people with diabetes to attend their routine appointments and check-ups.

“Within our service 16 per cent of patients each year don’t turn up for their annual retinal eye screening appointment. We hope this one-off production is well received and we welcome anyone interested, especially people with diabetes, to attend.”

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