With National Diabetes Week taking place 10-16 June, Oxford City Council is encouraging people living with diabetes to sign up for support through the GO Active Get Healthy project.
The programme focuses on the benefits of physical activity to help manage diabetes. Free to join, it gives access to telephone motivational interviews and support, discounted and free passes to City Council leisure providers , and access to community physical activity classes and ways to ‘move more’ in everyday life.
The project also runs information events for people living with diabetes and will soon be launching a new 6 week education and exercise course for people living with both diabetes and pre diabetes in Oxford.
GO Active Get Healthy is funded by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (OCCG) and operates as a joint programme between Oxford City Council, Cherwell, South Oxfordshire, Vale of White Horse and West Oxfordshire district councils as well as Active Oxfordshire, the County Sports Provider.
Louise Upton, Cabinet Member for Healthy Oxford, said “Nationally one in 15 people live with diabetes. It can cause serious health complications, but keeping active is one of the key ways to ensure you stay healthy. Oxford City Council is committed to supporting people to better understand the way in which both physical activity and ‘moving more’ can benefit diabetes and we’re proud to be part of this county-wide programme.”
If you are living with diabetes in Oxford City and would like to find out more please contact Emma Collins at [email protected] or on 07483007114.
Alternatively you can sign up for the programme at https://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/sign-up