Further praise for Leicester diabetes partnership

Dr Marcus Jayant Solanki MBE has also given his reaction to the news of the Leicester Diabetes Centre’s new partnership.

He has lived in the city for nearly 50 years and is very active member of the community, supporting a host of voluntary groups, including the chairing the Savera Resource Centre, helping the police advisory group on racial issues in Leicester and is now a former member Leicester Council of Faith.

Dr Jayant Solanki MBE is also chair of the Patient Participation Group of Spinney Hill Medical Centre, the large GP practice in Leicester. He said:

“I’m delighted about the prospect of Leicester being named as a city in this global project. Over the many years, lots of excellent research and work has been done in Leicester but there is still a great need to educate many people in black and ethnic minority communities about diet, awareness and prevention when it comes to Type 2 diabetes. I welcome this, it is a positive step for the city and has the potential to do a great deal of good.
“I do hope the work will involve translating education and information into South Asian languages. There is a great need for this because Type 2 diabetes is a challenge due to a lack of awareness and education. Therefore, I am delighted about this programme and look forward to getting involved. I think communities across the city will also welcome it.”

Shehnaz Jamal