Get screened for type 2 diabetes
÷ 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 diabeteseducation.ie ÷ Poorly managed or ignored diabetes can cause potentially severe side effects including loss of lower limbs,toes, blindness and stroke and heart disease.