Italian student tells L'Aquila university about inspiring De Montfort University diabetes project
Diabetes in Italy is a growing problem; the country spends $12 billion on treating it. One of the ways to try and tackle this problem is through education.
De Montfort University in Leicester has developed a project with Diabetes UK which trains student volunteers to go into the community and help identify and support people with Type 2 diabetes.
Valerio Cellini, a medical student at the University of L’Aquila, visited DMU and worked with the team of volunteers throughout Leicester. On returning to L’Aquila, he gave a speech about what he had seen and the impact a similar scheme could have in Italy.