Pupils in the Highlands will fight diabetes using music and dance

Wed, 19 May 2010
According to diabetes news, pupils from six schools in the Highlands will join the fight against diabetes using creative awareness projects, including plays and music. The Histop scheme - Highland Schools Diabetes Prevention Project was devised by the UHI Department of diabetes and cardiovascular science. The aim is for NHS Highland to reduce the onset and risks of type 2 diabetes .

The Histop project was made possible by the Bridge to Employment BTE Programme, part of a global scheme funded by Johnson and Johnson .

The community relations specialist at Lifescan, Lorraine Dick, reportedly said: "BTE has been the catalyst for a lot of activity in schools over the past few years, focusing on inspiring young people to consider careers in the area of science and technology. I am delighted that this new project has also taken off as a result of BTE."
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