After careful consideration, and in line with the most up-to-date advice from the government, we have decided to ask all Diabetes UK groups to suspend any meetings and face to face activities until further notice.
If you need guidance or information about diabetes and coronavirus, the Diabetes UK website is continually being updated and we recommend you look there for the most up-to-date information: www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus.
We are keeping our guidance up-to-date in line with the latest advice and instruction from the government, and we will make sure that every time we update it, that we’ll let you know on our social media channels.
Our Helpline is here to help if you need us. We’re operating Monday to Friday, between 9am and 6pm, and can be contacted either on 0345 123 2399 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our online forum is also available if you’d like to chat to other people affected by diabetes, and you can find it at https://www.diabetes.org.uk/how_we_help/community/diabetes-support-forum
This web site contains the accumulated knowledge given to the Histon and Impington Type 2 Diabetes Support Group. It is intended to help those who visit the site understand more about Type 2 diabetes, how to manage the condition and how to potentially reverse Type 2 diabetes.
Until recently, Type 2 diabetes was a condition that was “managed”. Over the years your GP prescribed ever increasing medication, you had regular check ups for your eyes, feet and general health, and if you were carrying excess weight you’d be told to slim down.
REVERSE TYPE 2 DIABETES
And then about 10 years ago it became known that Type 2 diabetes could be reversed! It was no longer inevitable that your health would slowly deteriorate, and you could avoid the potential of loss of feeling in your feet, eyesight, heart and kidney problems, if you dealt with it early enough.
Even today the NHS is still coming to terms with “remission” of Type 2 diabetes. But the evidence that Type 2 diabetes is reversible is hard to avoid. In Histon & Impington we are fortunate to have a GP surgery that encourages and supports the new thinking and encourages the journey to remission.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
The Histon and Impington Type 2 Diabetes Support Group was founded to do many things. We are a peer to peer group, that is we are all diagnosed with T2D, or are pre-diabetes sufferers and we want to learn more and support each other. We meet monthly, listen to expert speakers about managing and reversing our condition, and changing our lifestyle for the better. We learn from and encourage each other. The group has a wide age range and we are from all walks of life. You will be made most welcome.
This web site has been set up as a platform for the information and inspiration accumulated to date. A survey carried out in late 2019 showed that members of the group placed equal value on learning from the invited speakers and learning from other members of the group.
If you don’t already come to our meetings then we encourage you to do so, details can be found here.
WHERE TO FIND INFO
New to Type 2 diabetes? Don’t know where to start? Then our where to start is for you. Here you will find out more about diabetes, some great web sites and books on the topic, and how to improve your condition.
Go to the low carb page for the latest advice from Firs House Surgery on what to eat and what to avoid etc. to lose weight and reduce blood glucose levels.
Want to know about local resources to manage your condition? That’s what our resources page is for. Here you will find information about local agencies that can help you with diets, mental health issues, feet, eyes, exercise and more.
Want to find out what we do at our meetings? Maybe you’ve missed some and want to catch up. Find all of the meeting notes here, with copies of presentations and resources included.
The person who can do something about Type 2 diabetes is you. We are all individuals with our own issues and ways of tackling this debilitating disease. A slow decline to poor health is no longer inevitable, so make a start on the road to recovery today!