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South Asian Health Foundation in Birmingham have won The BMJ Diabetes Team of the Year Award for their work to improve awareness of diabetes among the South Asian community.

From left to right:  Professor Wasim Hanif, Dr Mahendra Patel, Dr Kamran Abbasi, Dr Paramjit Gill
From left to right: Professor Wasim Hanif, Dr Mahendra Patel, Dr Kamran Abbasi, Dr Paramjit Gill

 

SPCR researcher Dr Paramjit Gill, University of Birmingham, is a Trustee of the charity. He said, "People of South Asian origin are at high risk of diabetes but can be reluctant to talk about it. This project asked local communities to arrange meetings in schools, halls, temples and other places of worship in seven UK cities.

Eleven events lead to discussions about diabetes, the myths surrounding treatment, the services available, and self-management. Outcomes suggest that the team has found a formula that works in reaching this community."

The judges commented, “This impressive project targeted a high risk population in seven major cities in the UK and is breaking down cultural barriers. They are achieving powerful attitudinal changes in areas of significant educational need.”

 

Read the BMJ press release here. And more information on the awards here.

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