New comic book inspires fight against diabetes

A Moss Side support group is launching a new comic book. To help older African-Caribbean people combat the life threatening dangers of diabetes.

The Sugar Group, a support group for older African-Caribbean people with Type 2 diabetes.  Launched ‘Diabetes and Your Feet’, the first comic book of its kind at the Kath Locke Centre. To raise awareness of this debilitating disease.

Sugar Group Facilitator, Sandra Stapleton said:

“Diabetes can lead to foot ulcers, amputation and even death. As the result of nerve damage and the risk is higher for Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. The Sugar Group wanted to find a new way to help more people understand the disease. Also learn to manage it in a way that helps them live their lives to the full. Making local people the heroes of their own comic magazine provides a colourful and creative way to turn the tables on this terrible disease.”

The magazine, funded by the National Lottery. Was created by an innovative collaboration between members of the Sugar Group, diabetes neuropathy specialists from Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University. A local podiatrist and graphic artists and writers from Bassajamba.

Over the coming months the Sugar Group will promote the ebook format of the magazine through local libraries, community groups, schools.

TNT Health

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