Mark Lancaster MP

08 SEP 2015

I'm a Low Risk!

The Diabetes Roadshow rolled into MK with the message that prevention is key!

I took part in the Type 2 diabetes challenge and after standing on the scales, a quick measurement of the waist and a couple of very simple questions, I was able to walk away confident that I'd been diagnosed as low risk.

Records show that 3.2 million people in the UK are living with diabetes and 90 per cent of them have Type 2 diabetes. The charity, Diabetes UK estimate another 590,000 people have Type 2 diabetes but are completely unaware.

The good news is that by getting active and eating well four out of five people can make the changes needed to prevent or, at the very least, delay getting Type 2 diabetes.

I was amazed how simple the tests were and how many people are potentially at risk. With a sensible diet, a little regular exercise and of course, taking the test, will help to reduce your chances of contracting the potentially dangerous condition.

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