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Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) Programme In Search Of Volunteers

by Tony Kelly
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I am involved in a  major research project  addressing health inequalities  through co-developing the Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) programme which is specifically targeting  African-Caribbean people with type 2 diabetes.

There is a public patient and involvement (PPi) group  with representation from  regions but no one from the Birmingham area has been identified as yet to be involved.  The person must have type 2 diabetes,  never been involved with medical research  and will be reimbursed whilst on the group contributing their input.  I have cast this net far and wide so if you can kindly suggest anyone or if you fit the criteria  please contact Eleanor Hoverd at this email address: [email protected]

Tony Kelly

Tony Kelly

London born Tony Kelly of Jamaican parents grew up in Jamaica and returned to live in Birmingham in 1979.
He is a graduate of Mico Teachers’ College and taught in Kingston high schools prior to working for 30+ years as a middle manager in central and local government with an emphasis on equity, equality, diversity and inclusion. He has a masters’ degree in socio-legal studies from the university of Birmingham.
For over a decade Tony has volunteered as a diabetes ambassador firstly for Diabetes UK and now for the National Health Service – Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group. A multi-award winner doing a yearly average of 150 health and well-being events, locally, nationally and internationally focusing on type 2 diabetes. He was diagnosed with this medical condition 18 years ago. However with a combination of physical activity and diet he has never taken medication thus proving with the right mindset and discipline it can be achieved.
As a diabetes advocate/activist Tony will continue delivering the message of healthy options to readers of CaribDirect.com .


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