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New dietetic educational kitchen unveiled at Michael Clements Diabetes Centre in Watford General Hospital

By Charlotte Ikonen

3:10pm Friday 13th December 2013

New diabetic kitchen unveiled at Watford General Hospital

A new dietetic educational kitchen opened last week at the Michael Clements Diabetes Centre at Watford General Hospital.

The kitchen, which cost £10,000, has been created to help educate patients with diabetes on the different ways they can control their own weight and blood sugar levels.

The money needed for the facility was donated to the hospital by The Michael Green Foundation, a charity set up by the family of Michael Green - a local man who passed away aged just 53 from a heart attack due to type 2 diabetes.

The unveiling of the new diabetic kitchen was attended by friends and family of the Michael Green Foundation and Annie Brewster, mayor of St Albans. They were joined by doctors, nurses and other staff who run the Michael Clements Diabetes Centre, as well as the Trust’s Chief Executive, Samantha Jones.

Dr Michael Clements is a senior clinician at the Trust and specialises in treating diabetes. He said: "We cannot thank The Michael Green Foundation enough for their tireless fundraising and generous donation.

"The new dietetic kitchen will be extremely important in educating our patients and helping them to understand different ways they can control their own weight and blood sugar levels. "The UK is currently facing a huge increase in the number of people with diabetes so any new innovative ways to create awareness and educate people such as this kitchen are very important."

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