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East Riding Residents Urged to Check for Diabetes

East Riding Residents Urged to Check for Diabetes

Published by Jon Burke at 6:31am 15th November 2019.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s public health team is raising awareness of diabetes.

It's encouraging residents to have an NHS Health Check to assess their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which can be reduced by lifestyle change.

Most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes and yet it’s still hugely misunderstood.

The council’s public health team is offering residents aged 40-74 years old a free NHS Health Check.

The checks, which take about 20-30 minutes, assess the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.

Signs and symptoms

Thirsty or hungry all the time
Feeling very tired
Unexplained weight loss
Wounds taking longer to heal
Blurred vision
The need to urinate frequently
Headaches

Visit your GP for advice if you have any of the symptoms above.

By taking early action, steps can be taken to improve health and help to prevent the onset of these conditions.

For more information and a list of all the venues that offer NHS Health Checks, visit happyandwell.me

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