Get screened for type 2 di­a­betes

Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE DID YOU -

÷ AROUND 1,000 peo­ple are be­ing di­ag­nosed with type 2 di­a­betes in Ire­land ev­ery month and many more are told they have pre­di­a­betes. ÷ The risk of this form of di­a­betes in­creases as peo­ple get older and the over-40s who carry ex­cess weight, par­tic­u­larly around the mid­dle, and have a seden­tary life, are a con­cern. ÷ Di­a­betes Ire­land said that ge­net­ics play a role in the devel­op­ment of type 2 di­a­betes but around 65pc are pre­ventable through life­style changes. ÷ To­mor­row , Novem­ber 14, is World Di­a­betes Day. Di­a­betes Ire­land will be at Dun­drum Town Cen­tre to­mor­row from 9am-4pm and 6pm-8pm on level 3 to carry out screen­ing. ÷ There is a free on­line ed­u­ca­tion course on type 2 di­a­betes at di­a­betese­d­u­ca­ ÷ Poorly man­aged or ig­nored di­a­betes can cause po­ten­tially se­vere side ef­fects in­clud­ing loss of lower limbs,toes, blind­ness and stroke and heart dis­ease.

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