Free cooking classes to prevent diabetes

Oldham Council is delivering free healthy cooking classes to help residents reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

The Pre Diabetes Awareness Courses are a practical, fun and interactive way of encouraging healthier cooking, healthier eating habits and physical activity to reduce the risk of obesity and development of type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes develops when the insulin-producing cells in the body are unable to produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly.

Wellbeing Improvement Fitness Initiative (WIFI) North West will be delivering the courses, with some commissioned by Oldham Council.

The courses are aimed at adults and run between 20 April and 23 July at Greenacres Community Centre, Galland Street.

Cllr Eddie Moores, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Many people are not aware of the causes of Type 2 diabetes or their risk of developing it.

“It’s incredibly important for people to find out their risk and what changes they can make in their life to reduce it.

“Eating healthily and exercising regularly can make a massive difference and these free cooking classes and advice will be an effective and fun way of reducing your risk of developing this condition.”

There are over 20 dates in total, both at the weekend and during the week. To view all course dates visit: www.oldham.gov.uk/diabetesprevention and to sign up call 0161 652 0095.

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