Kent charity donates free diabetes packs

By Editor
20th May 2016
Charity, Good practice Latest news South East

Newly diagnosed people in Kent are to be given a free information pack about diabetes, a charity has announced.

The Paula Carr Diabetes Trust, which is based in Ashford, will be distributing the documents to all GP surgeries and people with diabetes across Kent and Medway.

The packs include a diabetes record card that people can take to their appointments and use to help them keep track of how they are managing their condition.

Gary Fagg, the chairman of the charity, said: “If you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes it can be a really worrying time. Our new patient pack is brimming with useful information and is designed to offer support just when it’s needed.”

The Paula Carr Trust was set up in 1989 in memory of Paula Carr, who was born in Ashford in 1975.

Paula was diagnosed with diabetes in 1984 at the age of nine and learned how to cope with insulin injections and how to balance her blood sugar levels.

In 1988 she passed away following a hypoglycaemic episode as she slept, two months short of her thirteenth birthday.

Paula’s family have helped and supported the charity since it was set up.

To request a pack contact the charity directly.

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