NEEDS - North East Essex Diabetes Service
The purpose of the group is to provide a single place for people living with diabetes to meet and learn more about the condition. At the meetings, members hear updates about NEEDS, share new ideas and listen to interesting speakers on diabetes.
NEEDS Young People
In North East Essex there are around 450 people living with diabetes under the age of 30 and the majority of these young people have their care provided by the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS).
Find out if you’re one of over 5 million people in the UK who are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and programmes available to support you.
LEAP Exercise Referral Scheme
The Life Enhancing Activity Programme – LEAP – is a scheme for Health Professionals to refer patients to Leisure World Colchester for an activity programme designed specifically for people with health issues.
Patients are also able to self-refer to the scheme for certain conditions.
Sound Doctor for Diabetes
A new web based library of 300 film and audio patient information videos, designed to help people understand more about some long term conditions.
Living Well Essex
Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly. This happens because the body is not producing enough insulin (a naturally-occurring hormone) to deal with the amount of glucose.