Patients in Solihull are being encouraged to have a greater say in how local health services are being run by joining a Patient Participation Group (PPG) at their local GP practice.
The numbers of people being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes continues to rocket in Solihull with almost 2,000 more people registered with the disease in the last five years.
Between 2012 and 2017 an extra 1,900 people have been registered at local GPs with the disease, meaning there are now 13,953 people registered with Type 2 diabetes living in Solihull.
Knowledge is power, so NHS Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is backing Diabetes Awareness Week to encourage people in Solihull to join the fight against diabetes and be aware of the symptoms.
Diabetes Awareness Week takes place from 11 – 17 June. This year’s theme, ‘Know Diabetes, Fight Diabetes’, encourages you to put the power in your hands and be aware to either prevent you getting diabetes in the first place, or to learn how to live well with the condition.