Published On: Tue, Apr 8th, 2014 on 4:55 pm

Awards presented to the Bradford Champions helping beat diabetes

Bradford Beating Diabetes Awards

A group of Champions committed to beating diabetes have been awarded for their efforts to promote good health and well-being throughout the district.

At a special ceremony held earlier today, Bradford Diabetes Champions were congratulated for finishing their training and taking great lengths to support those at risk of developing diabetes.

The Champions are part of the Bradford Beating Diabetes (BBD) campaign, launched by the NHS Bradford City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Their role is to run innovative lifestyle change programme groups at venues throughout the city, supporting those at high risk of developing the condition.

Dr Adeel Iqbal, GP lead for long-term conditions at NHS Bradford City CCG, said: “The work of the Diabetes Champions is a vital part of the BBD campaign.

“They are the faces of the campaign and are doing a sterling job supporting those at risk of developing diabetes in the future.”

The campaign was launched last year on World Diabetes Day, and will run until at least March next year.

Its aim is to ensure that the 7,500 diabetic patients in Bradford are receiving the right help, support and treatment necessary for their condition.

But it is still believed almost 6,000 more people could be at moderate to high risk of developing diabetes in the city.

The Champions who collected their certificates on the day were: Babra Mushtaq, Lindsey Cawley, Maryam Ahmed, Fauzia Bi, Reynaldo Serrant, Lubna Khalid, Rozeena Rahman, John Tiffany, Nazneen Baksh, and Mohammed Yusuf Bashir.

The health trainer trainees awarded on the day were: Aleksandra Marcinkowska, Abdul Salam, Alam Miah, Khela Begum, and Adele Geddes (also a locality lead).

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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