Almost one in 70 people in the UK are living with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes and so are missing out on vital health checks, according to Diabetes UK. According to analysis to mark the start of Diabetes Week,one person on a full double decker bus would be likely to have an undiagnosed case of the condition.With an estimated 850,000 cases of undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes in the UK, about one in every 74 has an undiagnosed case of the condition. This means that most people will have a friend or family member who has the condition but does not know it.Diabetes UK is urging people to get risk assessed to find out if they are at high risk, because the longer it is left untreated, the greater the risk of devastating complications such as amputation, blindness, kidney failure and stroke.At the moment, people with Type 2 diabetes are being diagnosed worryingly late, with about half of people with the condition already having signs of complications by the time they are diagnosed.To help … [Read more...] about Do you have diabetes? Do you even know?
Beds, Herts & Bucks 20 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-48311660 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A mum has volunteered her baby to take part in a medical trial she hopes will protect the youngster from … [Read more...] about Mum volunteers baby for diabetes trial
Diabetic eye scans under threat, due to legal judgment Independent.ie The viability of the national diabetic retinopathy screening programme, Diabetic Retina Screen, is now in danger, its clinical director has warned - due to the implications of a recent legal judgment on medical screening. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/diabetic-eye-scans-under-threat-due-to-legal-judgment-38125435.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article36500289.ece/62727/AUTOCROP/h342/courts.jpg Email The viability of the national diabetic retinopathy screening programme, Diabetic Retina Screen, is now in danger, its clinical director has warned - due to the implications of a recent legal judgment on medical screening. The ruling by Mr Justice Kevin Cross in the Ruth Morrissey case regarding slides being misread under the CervicalCheck programme has set a legal precedent for how negligence should be assessed in medical screening programmes, with "absolute confidence" deemed the … [Read more...] about Diabetic eye scans under threat, due to legal judgment
Taking better care of ourselves could be the best long-term strategy to tackling the growing problem of dementia, according to a new report. Research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found dementia affects 50 million people worldwide, costs £632 billion annually to treat and diagnoses are likely to triple by 2050. Now, in a bid to tackle dementia and general cognitive decline, WHO has set out guidelines linked to overall health and wellbeing found to be most effective at reducing the risk. A huge review of existing evidence found age was the strongest risk factor for dementia, but the disease was not an inevitable consequence of ageing. It found lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, unhealthy diet and excessive alcohol consumption significantly increased the threat of the disease. Medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and depression also played a role. The guidelines look at the level of risk posed by 12 … [Read more...] about Major review highlights ‘strongest risk’ factors for dementia
The Warwick Lions club will be holding free diabetes testing in Warwick this weekend. The club, which serves both the Leamington and Warwick area, will sponsoring a Silver Star Mobile Diabetes Unit, which will be set up alongside the club’s stall at Warwick’s Saturday market. Free testing and lifestyle and dietary advice will be available from 9am to 4pm. A spokesperson from the Warwick Lions Club said: “Given the prevalence of diabetes across our communities, Lions Clubs nationwide are involved in raising awareness, supporting testing programmes and fundraising to support research into the disease.“It is estimated that there are at least a million people in the UK who have type two diabetes and are unaware of it. “However, type-two diabetes is entirely preventable and with the correct strategies for weight loss, stress reduction and cessation of smoking in place the risk can be dramatically lowered. “Lions club president John Tunney is urging as … [Read more...] about Warwick Lions to hold free diabetes testing this weekend