HACKNEY LAUNCHES

BLACK & ASIAN DIABETES

“PREVENTION” CAMPAIGN

The Institute of Black Culture, Media and Sport in collaboration with Professor Dalip Ragooborsingh, Director of the University of West Indies, Diabetes Education Campaign, will launch a ‘Diabetes Prevention Campaign’ in Hackney, on July 2, 3, 4 and 11 at 6-8PM;-- Venue: Jack Dunning Hall, Homerton Row, E9, 6AJ. The campaign is funded by Awards For All Lottery and targets 25-45 year old peoples of African and Asian descent.

Background information

Most African and Caribbean people are unaware that diabetes has reached epidemic levels in their communities, but can be prevented from doing greater damage to future generations. At present this message is not getting through as well and as quickly as it should. Research carried out by Diabetes UK, shows that most health experts agree that the UK is facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes. There are 3.2 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK (2013)
By 2025, it is estimated that five million people will have diabetes in the UK.
Most of them will have Type 2 diabetes because of an ageing population and rapidly rising numbers of overweight and obese people. These figures are alarming and confirm that diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today.

Black & Asian epidemic

Type 2 diabetes is more than six times more common in people of South Asian descent and up to three times more common among people of African and African-Caribbean origin.
Age and sex standardised prevalence rates (per 100) of Type 2 diabetes according to ethnic group are as follows:

  • White 1.7
  • All ethnic minorities 5.7
  • African Caribbean 5.3
  • All South Asians 6.2
  • Indian or African Asian 4.7
  • Pakistani or Bangladeshi 8.9
  • Chinese 3.0
     

ATTEND: 

DATES:

VENUE:

CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

JULY 02, 03, 04 & 11

JACK DUNNING HALL, HOMERTON ROW, HACKNEY, LONDON E9 6AJ TIME: 6-8PM


SPEAKERS:

6:00: PROFESSOR DALIP RAGOOBIRSINGH, AWARD WINNING W.H.O CONSULTANT AND DIRECTOR OF UWI DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAMME
7.00: Q&A SESSION
7.30: RISK ASSESSMENT TESTS, REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
8:00: CLOSE
   
CONTACT: INSTITUTE OF BLACK CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT: 0207 613 0979
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Studies show that people of Black and South Asian ethnicity also develop Type 2 diabetes at an earlier age than people from the White population in the UK, generally about 10 years.

 

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