Below are the 4 posters that were chosen as the winners and the participants were given a prize voucher.
People with learning disabilities have more health problems than the general population and are less likely to access help. Additionally, due to a combination of lifestyle factors (e.g. poor diet, lack of physical activity), associated medical problems, and certain types of prescribed medication, people with learning disabilities may be at increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
The University of Leicester, in conjunction with Leicestershire Partnership Trust, is currently conducting the STOP Diabetes study. The aim of the STOP Diabetes study is to screen people with learning disabilities for diabetes and impaired glucose regulation. We also want to develop an appropriate lifestyle education programme for people with learning disabilities and/or their carer’s, to help prevent diabetes in the future.
We are hoping to involve all general practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Practices will be asked to send an initial letter of invitation to people on their practice learning disability register.
Volunteers will be invited to attend a screening appointment(s) at a local community venue. diabetes screening will be conducted by the STOP Diabetes research team, whose members include experienced learning disability nurses.
If you would like more details about the study please contact the STOP Diabetes research team.
T: 0116 258 4251