Diabetes Awareness

Know Your Risk

Are you any one of the following?

If so then you're more likely to develop diabetes.

Why is diabetes assessment important? You will have seen in press reports that diabetes is now reaching epidemic proportions. 3.7 Million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes. There are 12.3 million at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is expected to affect 629 million adults worldwide by 2045. Diabetes has been identified one of the five Lions Clubs International Pillars (causes) that 1.4m Lions around the world will try to help.

Have you been screened for Diabetes? Are you at risk?

Are you aware of the serious side-effects this disease has when not controlled? These include glaucoma, kidney failure, heart problems, possible gangrene with the loss of lower limbs.

Diabetes can be controlled but detection is required

Everyone is at risk but the largest proportion of those found with diabetes are over 40. They are overweight and have little or no exercise regime. There are symptoms which are recognisable by the patient - sudden loss of weight, excessive thirst and the subsequent use of the loo, tiredness and blurred vision, to name but a few.

Know your risk https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/gender

How are diabetics found? 
There are many places to have a simple blood test, your doctor or practice nurse, some high street pharmacies.

More information...

Diabetes UK

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of their condition. All can cause severe visual loss or even blindness. 

Diabetic eye disease may include:

Read more about eye disease and the Lions Eye Health Programme...

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