The Horsham District Wellbeing Service is focusing on the health of local residents this month in conjunction with three national campaigns running in June.
Diabetes Week runs from Sunday 10 to Saturday June 16, followed by International Men’s Health Week from Monday 11 June and Carers ‘In sickness and in health’ Week runs from Monday June 18.
The Wellbeing Service is on hand to offer advice and support to anybody with any health and wellbeing concerns related to these or other issues.
The service has given information and advice out to over 1,100 Horsham District residents to date, and helped over 100 of these with more in-depth support and signposting , with healthy weight issues being the most prevalent - a contributory factor to diabetes.
Diabetes is a common, life long health condition, with around one in 20 people diagnosed in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people are unaware they have it.
The condition means that the body cannot make proper use of glucose, which then builds up in the blood instead of being burned as fuel.
The majority of cases are Type 2 diabetes, which is preventable through small changes to lifestyle, such as to diet, smoking, drinking and activity levels - all areas where a chat with a Wellbeing advisor could help.