First of its kind community Diabetes Village opens for patients

People registered with a Leicester GP practice and either living with type 2 diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes will now be able to access a wide portfolio of support services all under one roof.

A new diabetes village will open its doors at the Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Care Centre on Spinney Hill Road, Leicester, today, for an initial 6 month pilot.

The village is a pilot project developed by Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Silver Star Diabetes, a local health charity. It will be home to a range of services that are important for effective diabetes management, including blood sugar checks, lifestyle coaching advice, foot care, eye screening and diabetes education classes.

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