Hills, Parramatta and Blacktown councillors lead Walk for Diabetes at Third Settlement Reserve

Walking the walk: “It’s important that you moderate your diet and be active for at least 30 minutes daily to help reduce developing diabetes," Cr Ryan Tracey (right) said.
Walking the walk: “It’s important that you moderate your diet and be active for at least 30 minutes daily to help reduce developing diabetes," Cr Ryan Tracey (right) said.

There will be no sleep-in for early risers in Winston Hills this Sunday.

Now in its fourth year, Walk for Diabetes returns to Third Settlement Reserve from 6.45am. Participants will walk around the nature reserve of Toongabbie Creek, followed by a nutritious outdoor breakfast to raise funds for Diabetes NSW, Australia’s largest member-based charity for people living with or at risk of diabetes.

The annual walk is supported by The Hills councillor Ryan Tracey, Parramatta councillor Sameer Pandey, former Parramatta councillors Prabir Maitra and Shahadat Chowdhury and Blacktown councillor Susai Benjamin.

“One in four adults over the age of 25 years has type 2 diabetes or a condition known as pre-diabetes,” Cr Tracey said.

Mr Chowdhury said: “My wife, Jintana, and I have been living with diabetes for well over 10  years. We both come from families with a long history of diabetes. We have witnessed the effect of this silent killer on our parents and elders. Living with diabetes forces you to look after your health seriously. I want to increase the awareness of this modern day epidemic through this initiative. We can better manage this disease by correct life style choices. This walk will raise funds for vital research to defeat this disease."

Third Settlement Reserve is at the corner of Edison Parade and Oakes Road.

Email walk4diabetes@outlook.com for more details.

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