Diabetes in British South Asians - How do we turn around this silent epidemic?
In the UK, the risk of type 2 diabetes is four to six times higher in the British South Asian community, and is undiagnosed in up to 40% of British South Asians. Despite this, there is little evidence on how to best to improve health outcomes and tackle the particular challenges this community faces. We urgently need a plan to tackle diabetes in the British South Asian community.
Conservative Friends of India is partnering with Conservative Health and the Conservative Policy Forum to bring you an exciting panel of experts and community leaders who will focus on this silent killer and how individuals can take steps to lead a healthier lifestyle.
The event will be held on Friday 13 January from 7.30pm at the Cresta Court Hotel, Church St, Altrincham WA14 4DP and we will be joined by local MP and Chairman of the 1922 committee, Graham Brady MP.
David Mowat, MP for Warringtom South and Minister of Community Health and Care
Dr Winston Crasto, South Asian Health Foundation Consultant specialising in diabetes at the George Eliot Hospital.
Dr Zubair Ahmad, GP and Diabetic Lead; former Clinical Director Diabetes, NHS Oldham CCG
Representative from the Association of UK Dietitians
Dr Ben Spencer, psychiatrist and Honorary Secretary of Conservative Health
Refreshments will be provided