Diabetes awareness in Tipperary

X-PERT, a free education programmes for people with type 2 Diabetes is to take place in Tipperary Town starting the first week of April and in Clonmel in May.

Diabetes, particularly type 2 Diabetes, is a major public health issue and is on the rise in Ireland. To help address this, HSE Community Dietitians in the South Tipperary area are delivering the X-PERT Programme – an award winning group programme which aims to inform people about their diabetes enabling them to better look after themselves and their condition. HSE Community Dietitians nationwide are working with local GPs to help people understand how best to manage the condition and reduce the long-term health risks it can bring. Participants in this education programme will be helped to have more control over their diabetes and to improve their health. The programme will commence from Wednesday April 2nd at the Knockanrawley Resource Centre in Tipperary Town and will continue at that time and venue once weekly for 6 weeks. The programme is free of charge to anyone with type 2 diabetes. A second programme will be offered in Clonmel in May. If you are interested in attending this programme, please contact the following: Maureen Murray, Community Dietitian (Tipp Town, Cahir and Cashel) at 087 2261317, or Grainne O’Connell, Community Dietitian (Clonmel) 087 2948267.


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