Diabetes awareness success

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THE fight to raise awareness of diabetes is being won in Hartlepool.

More people than ever attended the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation information day in Hartlepool.

Organisers said 20 per cent more people turned up for the seminar held at the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience.

People enjoyed a full day of talks by consultant physician Dr Susan Jones, lead diabetes nurse specialist Lisa Doughty and their team of diabetes experts.

DRWF event coordinator Lee Calladine said: “We are already planning for next year which we hope will encourage more people to attend.”

Lee the Hartlepool event gave delegates “more of an opportunity than usual to discuss their own diabetes care”.

The symbol of World Diabetes Day is a blue circle and delegates wore blue noses to mark the date.

The charity was supported by the Jackson’s Wharf pub whose landlord Matty John organised a quiz night which raised over £100.

The charity’s community fundraiser Claire Levy said: “We were delighted with the support from Matty and his team at Jackson’s Wharf and had the chance to speak to more people about the work we do and how they can support our fundraising with local events of their own.”