Diabetes is a serious long term condition which can lead to early death and long term disability. The earlier it is detected and managed appropriately the less damage there will be on an individuals health.
Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year. Within the Nottingham city area less people have been identified with diabetes than expected, this is partly down to screenings and education on healthy lifestyles not being offered consistently to patients who may be at risk.
We at Parkside are looking to spread information about the causes and effects of diabetes and how it can be prevented as part of national diabetes awareness week. Check if you may be at risk of type 2 diabetes by visiting www.diabetes.org.uk/risk.
Patients can also visit the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme “Healthier You” by following the link
For more information about diabetes check out the NHS website, if you believe you are at risk of diabetes then consider speaking to your GP.