Three of Mid Ulster District Council’s buildings were lit up blue last night (14 November) in support of World Diabetes Day.
The Bridewell in Magherafelt, The Burnavon in Cookstown and Dungannon’s Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House all took on a blue hue on a day when there is a global movement to heighten awareness of diabetes, how to recognise symptoms, treatments, risks and, for Type 2 diabetes, how adopting a healthier lifestyle can help prevent the onset of the disease.
Chair of the Council, Councillor Sean McPeake, who is himself a diabetic, welcomed the Council’s support for the world-wide campaign.
“There are over 100,000 people with diabetes here - and I’m one of them.
“Better knowledge of the disease will bring better support for those who are living with diabetes and this day is about doing exactly that by shining a light on the disease and the impact it can have on a sufferer’s everyday life, as well as on that of their families.
I’m pleased that Mid Ulster is playing its part to increase awareness”.
If you’d like to know more about diabetes, visit www.worldbiabetesday.org.