Type 2 diabetes forums analysis report May 2018

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Oldham undertook research with local Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities about their understanding of diabetes and how they can help prevent developing type 2 diabetes.   53 people completed surveys at local forums. 

Just under a third of those who completed a survey stated they had a type of diabetes, mainly type 2 diabetes. Nearly half of those who stated that they didn’t have diabetes, cared for, or knew someone that has. People felt that being overweight, consuming sugary food and drink and a lack of exercise are the highest risks of developing type 2 diabetes.

Most people feel they can change most of their habits, but the highest scored responses were improving their level of exercise, losing weight, increasing their intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and reducing their consumption of sugary food and drinks.  Most people stated they had received all three relevant health checks (cholesterol checked, waist measured and blood pressure taken) in the last 12 months.

The report contains 6 recommendations about better public awareness and information of how to live healthier lifestyles to prevent type 2 diabetes.

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General details

Report title 
Type 2 diabetes forums analysis report May 2018
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Oldham
Date of publication 
Monday, 20 July, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Saturday, 1 July, 2017
Date evidence capture finished 
Thursday, 30 November, 2017
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Other information of note about this report 
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Diabetes and other endocrinal, nutriotional and metabolic conditions

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
All people 18 and over
Mixed / multiple ethnic groups
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.