29 September 2009
Exercise classes for people with diabetes move to new venue
Local exercise classes for people with diabetes are proving so popular that a bigger venue has had to be found.
Run by NHS Grampian, the classes were launched earlier in the month to encourage people to eat healthily, take appropriate exercise and get a better understanding of their condition.
Laura Walker of the Grampian diabetes 'managed clinical network' is the organiser. She said: "The response was excellent and we were really pleased. However, the interest was so good that the smaller Rescue Hall could not accommodate the numbers so we are now having to change the day and time of the class in order to get access to the larger hall."
The classes will now go ahead in the larger Rescue Hall on Thursdays from 1.00 - 2.30 pm.
They run for 90 minutes, about 50 minutes of which is circuit exercises followed by a lifestyle discussion.
A specially trained cardiac instructor with diabetes knowledge is on hand, supported by a nurse.
Anyone interested in joining must be referred through their GP or hospital consultant. Further details are available from Laura Walker on 01224 555508.