It’s World Diabetes Day.
Diabetes is a lifelong metabolic disorder that affects around 370 million adults worldwide. Type 2 diabetes is where the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin. The symptoms typically leave you feeling thirsty, very tired, with the need to pass urine more frequently and if left untreated can cause serious health complications. Diabetes can also put an extra strain on your heart and increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, especially if you already have a cardiac risk factor.
If you live with type 2 diabetes, you’ll appreciate the importance of looking after your health very carefully, making lifestyle changes to minimise your risk of developing complications. If this is you, we would like to invite you to find out more about clinical trials into diabetic conditions.
Synexus bringing awareness of Diabetes
To raise awareness of Diabetes and in celebration of World Diabetes Day, Synexus sites are supporting the theme of “The Blue Circle”.
The global symbol for #WDD is the Blue Circle which encourages millions of people to raise awareness for Diabetes.
Staff at Merseyside produced a large blue circle from a sheet of fabric and the talented Kim artistically wrote the words on the circle. Sue, Helen, Christine, Sion, Dan and Kim held the circle in the car park whilst Gemma kindly took charge of the photoshoot, directed and took the aerial photo. Here’s another photo of the Manchester Team showing their support by wearing blue (Emoji of Blue Circle?)