Free course in Spalding for those at risk of Type 2 diabetes

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A free health course is being offered in Spalding to individuals who fear they may be at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service health trainers are running the six-week course, 10am to midday, beginning on Friday, July 17.

Risk factors for diabetes include being overweight, having a high body mass index, having a large waist and having a close relative who suffers diabetes.

The course, at unit 6, Broadgate House, Spalding (behind the Job Centre), aims to enable individuals to take control of their own health.

The course will include information on sugars and carbohydrates, portion sizes, food labelling, cooking, benefits of being active and other free services/events available.

Contact Theresa Lewis for more information or to book your place on 01775 718008 or 07532 236616 or email

The Health Trainer Service is an established and successful service, providing informal, confidential and free advice and support to people over the age of 16 years.

Health Trainers are based in communities and work with individuals and groups. They appreciate how difficult it can be to make healthy changes and provide practical support and guidance.