A brand new slice of comedy will help to raise awareness about diabetes and diabetes complications during its tour of Wales. Free performances, hosted by Diabetes UK Cymru, will take place at community venues and schools throughout Wales.
The play, called All Shook Up, is to be performed by Pyramid Theatre Company and carries a strong health education message. The play features Frank, who is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes . Frank is a lorry driver by day, but an Elvis tribute act by night.
The show carries a strong message about dealing with diabetes and its complications, and features a Q+A session with actors after the play. The national director of Diabetes UK Cymru, Dai Williams, reportedly commented: ” Type 2 diabetes is rising rapidly in Wales and around 45,000 people have type 2 and don’t know it. We know that people can live with diabetes for up to 10 years before being diagnosed, which means many already have serious complications such as heart disease and kidney disease. All Shook Up is a free, funny and entertaining way for people to learn more about diabetes, its symptoms and its complications.”

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