Diabetes Awareness Week

Diabetes Awareness Week which runs from 12th-18th June. Diabetes Week is an annual highlight in the Diabetes UK calendar. It’s a time when we bring our supporters together to raise awareness of the condition, and vital funds for our work.

Last week, in a parliamentary debate on Diabetes-related Complications, I spoke about my sister who has been an insulin-dependent diabetic for 36 years.

Diabetes, obesity and other preventable conditions present a drastic threat for the future of our NHS, and affect millions of people across the UK.

Diabetes complicates life immeasurably. It takes the spontaneity out of everyday activities, particularly with children and grandchildren.

I am happy to support Diabetes Awareness Week and would encourage Inverclyde constituents to get themselves tested at their local pharmacy.

For more information on Diabetes Awareness Week please visit – https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Diabetes-Week.

Mr Cowan spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Diabetes-related Complications on Tuesday 7th June. You can read his speech here – https://ronniecowan.com/2016/06/08/diabetes-related-complications-7-may-2016