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Diabetes Tap - Facts

Diabetes Sport4 Life Challenge


Diabetics are:

  • At risk of developing complications such as heart and kidney failure, amputations and blindness
  • 3 times more likely to develop heart disease
  • 2.4 times more like to have a stroke
  • 4 times greater incidence of kidney complications

*Get tested and learn about diabetes at these DTAP workshops:





S4L Enrolment



Workshop 1

Leyton Community Hall, Langthorne Road E10 6RH.

Nov 14

Press Release
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To enrol:
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London Borough of Waltham Forest Health Department, The Mayor of Waltham Forest (Yemi Osho), Green Tree Charity, Sport England.

020 3086 8522


Leyton Youth Sports Ground, Crawley Road, E10 6RJ Mondays and Wednesdays; 7-8pm: Ends November 30

Promotional leaflet
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To enrol:
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Designed2Live, Green Tree Charity and LB Waltham

0203 0868522

Swimming Better Feel Good, Leyton Leisure Centre, Cathall Road, E11, 4LA Tuesdays at 12-1pm and 7-8pm: Ends November 30 Promotional leaflet
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To enrol:
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Green Tree Charity and LB Waltham Forest 0203 0868522


Would you like to become a Zumba or Swimming Coach?

* Training available for two persons wanting to become Zumba or Swimming Level 2 coach = Posts available 'til November 30, 2017. Apply now.
Volunteers required, all expenses paid; apply now.



Click on each title below to learn more

1. “Diabetes is an old persons condition”

There are two types of diabetes, type one and two: type one can typically affect anyone, from birth to about thirty/fourty. It occurs because the pancreas is attacked by the immune system (just the insulin making part) and the immune system kills those cells. Once dead, the cells can't produce any insulen (except in the honeymoon fase, ask your doctor about that).Type two typically affects older people. this is when the pacreas produces less insulin, but this type can also be found in obese people, with unhealthy diets. It is also linked ginetically.

2. “A big belly is a sign of a happy marriage”

People put on weight for a number of reasons. ie. when we get a little older and settle down, it is possible that weight gain is accompanied with a slower matabolism and a reduction in physical activity. People store most of their fat in two ways – that fat you can see and the fat you can't.

  • The fat you can see is just under the skin in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. That's called subcutaneous (under the skin) fat.
  • The fat you can't see is deeper inside, around the vital organs (heart, lungs, digestive tract, liver, and so on) in the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. That's called "visceral" fat.

Many people are self-conscious about the fat they can see. But actually, it's the hidden fat -- the visceral fat -- that may be a bigger problem, even for thin people.

3. “Krishna ate ghee so it must be good for you. It helps soothe a sore throat and is good for other medicinal purposes.”

What is Ghee?

Ghee is a type of clarified butter that is prepared by boiling butter and removing the residue. Spices can be added for flavor.[1] Ghee has a long shelf-life and needs no refrigeration if kept in an airtight container to prevent oxidation.[citation needed] The texture, color and taste of ghee depends on the quality of the butter and the duration of the boiling.

Nutritional value per serving (Serving size 1 tablespoon)
Energy 469 kJ (112 kcal)

Fat 12.73 g
    - saturated 7.926 g
    - monounsaturated 3.678 g
    - polyunsaturated 0.473 g
Protein 0.04 g
Potassium 1 mg (0%)

4. “Diabetes is a mild condition. Everyone has it. It’s no big deal.”

  1. Globally, figures for the age group 20-79 who have diabetes
         – 2007: 246 million (5.9%) – 2025: 380 million (7.1%)
  2. Diabetes is one of the biggest health challenges facing the UK today.
  3. 2.9 million people in the UK are diagnosed with diabetes**
  4. An estimated 850,000 people have diabetes but don’t know.

What does this mean?

  1. 1 person is diagnosed every 3 minutes
  2. At diagnosis, 50% of people with Type 2 diabetes show signs of complications
  3. Diabetes and it’s complications costs the NHS £10 billion – 10% of it’s budget


5 “If you have diabetes you won’t be able to find a husband as you can’t have children.”

Many people believe that getting pregnant when they already have diabetes is not possible because of the struggles women in the past may have faced, which preceded more modern treatments and monitoring tools (and knowledge). Today, however, being diabetic does not mean that your pregnancy is destined for struggle, complications or miscarriage.


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