Brent to lead the way in diabetes testing and awareness
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Borough is set to have the first pharmacy counter dedicated solely to the condition
Brent is set to have the first dedicated diabetes counter in the country at a Wembley pharmacy.
The counter, known as a Hot Desk, will offer free diabetes testing and dietary and lifestyle advice.
It will be based in S&S in Harrow Road, and has been created by Silver Star, a national charity.
Launched in 2007, Silver Star campaigns for diabetes awareness.
The Charity runs Mobile Diabetes Units that carry out important diabetes testing and promote culturally sensitive healthcare, with particular regard to the high prevalence of diabetes in the major towns and cities of Britain.
The units travel to local community centres, schools, work places and other organisations. Silver Star has so far tested more than 30,000 people.
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Brent has some of the highest levels of Diabetes in the country with some wards well above the national average.
The Hot Desk was officially launched this week by Cllr Muhammed Butt, leader of Brent Council and Keith Vaz MP.
Cllr Butt said: “I am delighted that the first Diabetes Hot Desk will be in Wembley. I look forward to taking the test. I hope all will do so.”