World Health Day 2016 is Beat Diabetes! World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the founding of the World Health Organization. It raises awareness of key public health issues and this year the focus is on diabetes. Over 85,000 people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with diabetes, of which about 1,000 are children. With diabetes on the increase it’s important we all know more. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a serious, chronic disease that occurs either when the body does not produce enough insulin or when we cannot effectively use the insulin we do produce.
RADAR recently celebrated World Autism Awareness day along with The National Autistic Society Newtownards, Helping Hands and Cool FM’s Pete Snodden. Autism currently affects over 30,000 people in Northern Ireland with another 2,000 children and young people currently awaiting autism spectrum assessment. Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) covers a wide range of conditions.