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Know Your Risk Roadshow Volunteer (Diabetes UK)
Location Coleraine area
Description

Know Your Risk Volunteer 

Know Your Risk is our campaign to raise awareness and help people reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. Our Roadshow bus will be visiting different locations throughout Northern Ireland and we need volunteers to help us out! 

There are a variety of different roles at a Know Your Risk event and you will be trained for each element. 

They include: 

 ◾Carrying out the Know Your Risk questionnaire with members of the public, which will involve: 

 ◾Measuring people’s height, weight and waist 

 ◾Asking relevant questions and explaining the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes 

 ◾Giving basic lifestyle advice and signposting to the dietician where necessary 

 ◾Referring people to visit their GP surgery for further tests, if appropriate 

 ◾Encouraging attendees to seek Diabetes UK services, resources and information to help them reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes 

 ◾Talking to members of the public to raise awareness of diabetes and the work of Diabetes UK 

 ◾Inviting members of the public to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes and engage with us further 

 ◾Answering general queries, offering appropriate Diabetes UK publications/materials and direct any medical or other specific questions to a member of staff or signpost to Diabetes UK services/resources or a Healthcare Professional


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