Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has backed a Diabetes UK campaign to encourage residents to know their risk of diabetes by carrying out a risk assessment, which can be done by simply visiting a local pharmacy, GP or even checking online.
The Diabetes UK campaign aims to help people understand the seriousness of Type 2 diabetes, which can lead to devastating health complications such as amputation, blindness and stroke, so that people understand the importance of preventing it. For more information, visit www.diabetes.org.uk and to check your risk of diabetes online, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “A large number of my constituents may be at risk, so I would encourage everyone to check that level of risk and act accordingly. Type 2 diabetes is a very serious condition that can lead to devastating health complications, all of which has a huge impact on both the people affected and their families.”