Speaker Meeting 1st October 2018

Paul Dawson

Paul, a former Biology teacher, felt unwell at the age of 24 and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which he believes may have been triggered by Glandular Fever.

Paul explained to members the two different types of Diabetes (1 and 2) and the complications that go with it.

3.8 million people in the UK have diabetes
10% of NHS funds are spent on diabetes amounting to £11 billion pounds a year

An Estimated 500,000 people are diagnosed and 150,000 are undiagnosed.
One in 6 NHS beds are for Diabetes patients

With Type 2:
5m People will have it by 2025
3 out of 5 cases could be prevented

The tee shirt worn by Paul for his presentation
Available from the Diabetes Uk shop.

Paul highlighted that people could really help themselves by cutting down the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Eating Well, Regular Exercise Etc.

Information leaflets were available for members to take away.

More information and the shop can be found on the Diabetes UK website at: www.diabetes.org.uk

A vote of thanks was given by Rtn David Down.

Church Wilne Rotary Club is attracting new members through various initiatives, associate membership, satellite clubs and Friends of Rotary, where people can assist with running some of our events. Volunteering helps to get a taste of what it would be like to join the club

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Rotarian David Smith
For Church Wilne Rotary

24th September 2018


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