Staff from the LDC will be covering 1,000 miles. This will be: on foot around the hospital perimeter, via a bike ride, and using the static physical activity machines in the LDC gym such as the treadmill, rower, and cross-trainer. By donating what you can on our ‘just giving page’ and supporting this event, you will be helping to contribute to the Diabetes Centre of Excellence fund raising appeal
Diabetes has become a global epidemic. Around 4 million people in the UK alone have been diagnosed as having diabetes, and a staggering 422 million people worldwide affected. The Leicester Diabetes Centre has been dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes since 2005; and our mission is to be globally recognised as a Centre of Excellence, and through its world-leading multi-disciplinary research we want to transform the care and management of people who have diabetes. We believe that improving lives and reducing life threating, and often preventable, complications can be achieved through patient empowerment, healthcare professional training, research, and state-of-the-art treatment. Each year in Leicester around 1,000 people will be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes each year. It is this, that is our incentive to cover 1,000 miles as a symbolic representation for each one of the individuals and their families. Type 2 diabetes can be reduced through early and preventative intervention – let do it!
Donating to Leicester Hospitals Charity enables us to enhance the services, care and environment in the three hospitals in Leicester- Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Your donation really can make a significant difference to how people feel, how well they respond to treatments and how quickly they recover. The smallest gift really can help so please, support our fantastic fundraisers and help them raise as much money as possible for their selected area in the hospital or the area of greatest need