Newsletter November 2022Date Published: 22 November 2022
The countdown to Christmas is on and were delighted to share that our face-to-face courses for 2022 are officially sold out!
For the first time our are books are closed for our classroom appearances. But fear not! Our accredited E-Learning is always available and ready to go in a flash. We’re already taking bookings for next year, but be quick! Those dates go quickly!
As ever, we are always one email, phone call or message away. Please get in touch to see how, when and where we can help you!
AIT is with you every step of the way
World Diabetes Day 14th November 2022
November includes Diabetes Awareness week, so here’s our breakdown of a few facts, information and tips – what to look out for and how best to look after yourself if you are living with, or work with, someone who has diabetes.
When food is digested & enters the bloodstream, insulin (a hormone released by the pancreas) moves glucose out of the blood & into cells where it is broken down to produce energy. In Diabetes, there is no, or insufficient, insulin to control blood sugar.
- Type 1 diabetes: body’s immune system attacks/destroys cells producing insulin: usually controlled by insulin injections.
- Type 2 diabetes: body does not produce enough insulin or body cells do not react to insulin: can be controlled by diet, tablets or insulin injections.
- Pre-diabetes: blood sugar levels above normal range & at increased risk of becoming diabetic
- Gestational diabetes: caused by pregnancy
Common symptoms before diagnosis: increased thirst/peeing/tiredness, weight loss, blurred vision.
Over time, high blood sugar levels can damage the heart, eyes, feet & kidneys; many problems can be prevented by managing blood sugar, blood pressure & cholesterol and annual eye & foot checks.
It is also important to eat healthily, have regular exercise & attend monitoring appointments. You can learn more here
Santa Fun Run!
This year Martin and Elle, will be running a Santa fun run! Our aim is to raise £50 for Essex homeless charity, Hope House Essex.
There will be a donation page, and box at all our face-to-face training courses before then, where you can donate to this wonderful cause.
Further info and links will be on all our social media pages, so be sure to follow us for updates!