Mims Davies MP raises awareness for World Diabetes Day
KNOW YOUR RISK, KNOW YOUR RESPONSE.
- 1 in 10 adults worldwide have diabetes.
- Over 90% have type 2 diabetes.
- Close to half are not yet diagnosed.
In many cases, type 2 diabetes and its complications can be delayed or prevented by adopting and maintaining healthy habits. Knowing your risk and what to do is important to support prevention, early diagnosis and timely treatment.
If you think you or someone you know may have diabetes, it is important to see your GP as soon as you can and they will be able to arrange urine or blood tests. Symptoms to be aware of can include frequent urination, excessive thirst or hunger and weight changes.
World Diabetes Day Resources that area available.
Mims Davies MP said:
"I am pleased to be supporting and raising awareness for World Diabetes Day.
With over 4.7 million people in the UK living with diabetes, it is vitally important that everyone with this condition gets the right care and support to live well and that they do not miss out on vital health checks that can help them to stay well and prevent long-term harm.
Diabetes cannot wait and I know this from family experience. It’s clear to me, from speaking to campaigners, the delays and gaps in diabetes care are causing tremendous concern. It is hugely distressing for those living with this condition and can have a deep impact on their health and wellbeing. I’m backing Diabetes UK’s call to ‘rewrite the story of diabetes’, so everyone living with diabetes can get the care and support they need to thrive and live well."