Fear and confusion can closely follow for the increasing number of people in Moray who are diagnosed with Diabetes.
However help is at hand, with Moray being served by a highly active group of volunteers ready and able to provide assistance for anyone who has or believes they have Diabetes.
Today and tomorrow the Moray branch of Diabetes UK, a group that raises funding for research into the condition as well as offering assistance to sufferers, is to join insideMoray at the community pop-up shop in Keith.
A spokesman for the Moray branch said: “Diabetes is a lifelong condition that means the body cannot produce enough insulin – or the insulin that is produced does not work properly.
“If left untreated that can mean some very serious health issues. However, there are several way in which anyone who has Diabetes can help themselves.
“We will have information available in the shop in Keith’s Mid Street on Thursday and Friday when volunteers will be on hand to explain to Diabetes sufferers and their families just what support is out there.”
A well managed diet and exercise regime goes a long way to help anyone with Diabetes to control the condition – even small changes can made a massive difference.
The insideMoray pop-up shop community initiative runs until November 15 – the community news site editor Stuart Crowther will be on hand from 10am to 3pm each weekday and on Saturday November 15 from 9am until 4pm.
A myriad of community groups from throughout Moray have provided staff and information on their services for visitors to the shop, where a welcome and a cup of tea or coffee will always be on hand!