Go Active Get Healthy launches free online event for people with Type 2 diabetes in Oxfordshire

Published: Monday, 22nd March 2021

On Thursday 25 March at 10:00 AM the GO Active Get Healthy (GAGH) team will be providing a free online event for people living with Type 2 diabetes in Oxfordshire.

The session will provide information about the GAGH diabetes programme and will explain the benefits of staying active. It will also advise attendees on how to manage their diabetes with support from the programme’s partners. These partners include Achieve Oxfordshire, Oxford Health Community Diabetes Team and Talking Space Plus.

The online event will also provide:

  • An introduction to EXI, the physical activity app which creates bespoke 12-week exercise plans, step per day goals and activity sessions that can be completed at home.
  • A feature by Talking Space Plus, specifically for those with long term health conditions.
  • A presentation by Oxford Health, an organisation which provides education and weight management course

Thanks to the on-going funding from the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group the GAGH diabetes programme is available county-wide. The programme works in partnership with Oxfordshire’s district council’s and the charity Active Oxfordshire.

Those who sign up for the GAGH programme will receive a free six-month plan to help them move more and build their confidence to be physically active, improving their health.

“The Go Active Get Healthy diabetes programme is a great service and I am delighted that they can provide further support to our residents via their online sessions.

“Over 32,000 people are living with diabetes in Oxfordshire. Diabetes can be a life-limiting condition and those with Type 2 and high blood sugar levels can be at an increased risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19.

“But there are things that people can do to improve their own health. Getting active can support better diabetes control, a reduction in blood pressure and weight loss. This event is perfect introduction for those with Type 2 diabetes who want to enjoy life more.

“Go Active Get Healthy can provide great advice and support to get residents in Oxfordshire moving more and living a healthy, active life.”

Councillor Louise Upton, Cabinet for a Safer, Healthier Oxford

To find out more and to sign up for this free event, please visit the Go Active Get Healthy Eventbrite page.