Say No To Diabetes

Starting 24 June 2019

Information Session on 10 June 2019


10:00 am to 11:00 am at Anke’s Tea and Coffee Lounge, 481 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea

(arrive by 9:30 am to make sure that there is time for you to get a hot drink!)

Free 8-week course led by Registered Nutritional Therapist Melanie Ryan on behalf of the Public Health Collaboration

Who is the course for?

This is for you if you:

  • have been told that you are pre-diabetic

  • have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

  • had gestational diabetes during pregnancy

  • have a family history of type 2 diabetes

Please note that if you are on blood sugar lowering medication there are some caveats and it is important that your doctor knows that you are attending the course and will support you as your medication may require adjustment to avoid hypoglycaemia. I can furnish you with a letter for your doctor, explaining what the course entails so your GP knows what you are doing. Please let me know if you need a copy.

If none of these conditions apply to you, but you are interested in learning more about Real Food and the impact food has on your health, you are welcome to join, too, provided that there are spaces left.

What is it about?

Every week, we will discuss a topic related to diabetes - especially type 2 diabetes.

  • What is diabetes - exactly? What is the difference between type 1 and type 2?

  • What are the long-term health consequences?

  • What is the role of diet in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes?

  • What to eat? What not to eat?

  • How to make sense of food labels

  • and more …

How can I join?

Please register your interest by completing this online form.

If you can, attend the Information Session about the course on 10 June 2019 at 10:00-11:00 am at Anke’s. There I will discuss what the Say No to Diabetes course is about, what to expect, why the Public Health Collaboration runs these groups, how to prepare etc.

I will let you know as soon as possible whether you have a place on the course. As the course is free, please understand that I will have to give priority to those who need it most. If there are extra spaces, everyone who has an interest in the role of diet in chronic illness is more than welcome to join us.

Why is it free?

I am an Ambassador for the Public Health Collaboration, a charity that is passionate about promoting Real Food - and so am I. PHC Ambassadors run free courses like this one all over the country. If you have friends and family elsewhere and you believe that they might benefit from group sessions like this, please click here to view the map of other PHC Ambassadors.

I am delighted to be part of the Public Health Collaboration and to be able to join the mission of bringing Real Food back. Anke - of Anke’s Coffee Lounge - is passionate about the local community and it is her pleasure to host the group.

I still have questions

Email me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible: