It’s Diabetes Week, and there are over 4 million people living with diabetes, both Type 1 and 2 in the UK currently. However, a report by Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation has estimated that there are 500,000 people in the UK unaware that they have the condition. Could you be one of them?
If you are aged between 40 – 74, don’t have a pre-existing health condition and haven’t had a NHS Health Check in the last 5 years then you are entitled to a free check.
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up delivered locally by health professionals and which aims to spot the early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. The Health Professional will also help you to identify ways to lower your risks and support you to make any simple changes needed to lead a healthier life.
During this free ‘midlife MOT’ you’ll be asked some lifestyle questions and a health professional will do some simple tests. It only takes 20-30 minutes and they will check your Blood pressure, Height, Weight, BMI (a measure of whether you are a healthy weight), Cholesterol and HbA1C (diabetes).
Why wait, book now and call 0333 005 0093 or text ‘healthyu’ to 60777.