Wyndham residents living with diabetes are invited to a series of seminars to learn more about the illness.
The Living Well with Diabetes Victoria event, on Saturday, March 14 at the Encore Events Centre, includes two seminars tailored to the needs of people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
Both events will cover the latest research, nutrition, emotional health, options for continuous glucose monitoring, eye care and general wellbeing.
Werribee doctor Bob Fairclough, convenor of the Werribee Diabetes Peer Support Group, said participants will have the chance to meet leading health professionals and others with the condition.
Dr Fairclough will speak about the importance of peer support for people living with diabetes.
“I have lived with type 2 diabetes for over twenty years. With the support of Diabetes Victoria and my local support group, I have been able to manage my diabetes,” Dr Fairclough said.
“I have achieved many things professionally and personally while living with diabetes.”
In the Wyndham local government area, more than 13,000 people live with diabetes and are registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme.
The vast majority (84.2 per cent) of those residents live with type 2 diabetes, while 7.4 per cent live with type 1 diabetes and 7.8 per cent of local women have gestational diabetes while pregnant.
Details: diabetesvic.org.au/livingwell