World Diabetes Day

Today is World Diabetes Day!

The CCG is supporting this awareness day on our social media channels.  We are particularly focused on raising awareness among GPs and people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes of the importance of the annual check.

There are fifteen tests that form the annual test.  These are:

  • Blood glucose test (HbA1c test)
  • Blood pressure check
  • Cholesterol check (for blood fats)
  • Eye screening
  • Foot and leg check
  • Kidney tests
  • Advice on diet
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Diabetes education course
  • Care from diabetes specialists
  • Free flu jab
  • Good care if you’re in hospital
  • Support with any sexual problems
  • Help to stop smoking
  • Specialist care if you’re planning to have a baby.

Do look out for our posts as they are continuing through November, and please share and like them.

1 in 15 people in the UK are living with diabetes. If you wanted to check your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes why not take the quick online test, run by Diabetes UK today?

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