Eyecan's Walk in My Shoes and National Diabetes Week.
Next week is National diabetes week (10th to 17th) and Eyecan's Walk in My Shoes.
Severe sight loss or blindness can be caused by diabetes. Whilst there are specific diabetes related sight conditions, diabetes also increases the likelihood of cataracts or glaucoma.
EYECAN supports Islanders with sight loss, no matter how that sight loss is caused.
Diabetes Jersey supports people with diabetes and raises public awareness of the need for testing. www.diabetesjersey.com
Walk in My Shoes is focusing this year on diabetic retinopathy. Participants will have the chance to learn for themselves about the experience of diabetic sight loss, whilst representatives from Diabetes Jersey and Diabetes Retinal Screening will be on hand to offer preventative, and practical advice. The event is being held at St Martin’s Parish Green on Sunday 26th June. Visit www.eyecan.je for more details or tickets from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-in-my-shoes-2022-tickets-300613060757?aff=ebdssbdestsearch