Tackling health inequalities & raising awareness

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422 million adults worldwide have diabetes
3.7 million deaths worldwide due to diabetes and high blood glucose each year
1.7 billion people globally are suffering from heart disease because of obesity
CHD by itself is the biggest single cause of death in the UK
Tobacco smoking is one of the leading risk factors and each year an estimated 22,000 UK deaths from cardiovascular disease can be attributed to smoking
Less than a third (30%) of adults meet the recommended 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables
Over half of adults in the UK have high blood cholesterol levels
Nearly 30 per cent of adults in the UK have high blood pressure and up to half are not receiving treatment
Obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled in the last 30 years
1 in 3 people who have a heart attack die before reaching hospital
Cardiovascular disease kills someone in the one UK every 3 minutes
It is estimated that more than one in 16 people in the UK has diabetes (diagnosed or undiagnosed)
There are 4 million people living with diabetes in the UK.
Afro Caribbean and South Asian are much more likely to become diabetic and have CVD conditions
South Asian people are also more likely to develop diabetes at a younger age
7% of people with diabetes are at risk of blindness
Around 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes. That’s the equivalent of one person every two minutes
Early diagnosis and intervention is the starting point for living well for diabetics
Diabetics can live long and healthy when their diabetes is detected and well-managed
30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity + healthy eating reduces the risk of developing diabetes

The Cardio Wellness organisation was specifically set-up to tackle health inequality and raises awareness and provides education and support to deprived, hard to reach communities on:

  • CHD
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Exercise & risks of smoking
  • Shisha and tobacco chewing

We have worked closely with the media and ITV and have highlighted these issues and raised awareness of childhood obesity, coronary heart disease, oral cancer, smoking, tobacco chewing and shisha use. In addition to working with communities at a grass root level, we provide training to healthcare professionals on reaching hard to reach groups, Shisha and tobacco chewing.

Health & Smoking information Videos:

Cardio Wellness has produced the following Health Videos:

‘Smoking’ videos courtesy of Australian Tobacco Control:

Diabetes - the facts

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Cardio Wellness - Training for health professionals

Excellent training course – I will feel more confident to raise this with women and families that I meet.

More about our training for health professionals