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Get Active For Free (Important Update)

Bronco Billy

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This has been approved.

Diabetes UK has teamed up with Sport England on a project to support a targeted group of people living with diabetes in the Midlands. Its aim is to help those who aren’t very active at the moment to become more active. The targeted groups are; patients with type 1, newly diagnosed (within the last two years) type 2 patients and people with diabetes from the South Asian community. Part of the project is the creation of activity groups, where participants get together to take part in a variety of activities with the emphasis on having fun. The groups start at the end in January in Sandwell, Derby and Coventry, and will be online at first due to current restrictions. Please see the attached document for more details, including how to register.
 

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Bronco Billy

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The geographical areas have now been widened to include the rest of the country.

Would you like to join a 10 week FREE ‘Get Active’ online course?

If you are living with diabetes and want to be more active then we want to help! We are running friendly 10 week courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom.


  • Light, gentle movement, from the comfort of your home
  • Exercises tailored to your ability
  • Guest instructors, such as chair-based yoga, relaxation, and gentle boxercise
  • Discussions about diabetes
  • Question and Answer sessions with diabetes experts
  • Receive our Move More Booklet in the post

To register your interest email:
livewellmovemore@diabetes.org.uk.

Classes are:

Tuesdays, 3-4.30pm, starting 2nd February
Thursdays, 9.30-10:30am, starting 4th February
Tuesdays, 11.30am-1pm, starting 9th February
Tuesdays, 6-7.30pm, starting 9th February
Wednesdays 1-2pm, starting 10th February

You will only do a maximum of 30 minutes movement, with plenty of breaks. The remaining time we will be a chance to chat to the group, ask questions and find out more about a different diabetes topic each week.
 
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Thanks for posting this, I've just sent my email. I know exercise is an important part of managing diabetes but as someone who has never been active it can be quite a daunting thought. Hopefully this will be a gentle but effective way to get started.
 
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