It’s World Diabetes Day on 14th November
Diabetes can affect anyone. To raise awareness and leave no-one behind, these are the key things you need to know.
- Get Checked Out at your surgery if you have signs or symptoms of diabetes.
- You may be tired, thirsty, thinner (or can’t lose weight), going to the toilet more, hungry, have repeated genital or urinary infections, blurred vision or have wounds that won’t heal.
- NHS health checks are available for people over 40 years: NHS Health Check – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Type 2 diabetes is preventable – if you want to know your diabetes risk and access support: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
- Had gestational diabetes? – get checked annually for diabetes at your surgery
- Diabetes UK has lots of information and a peer support group – https://leeds-diabetes-uk-group.diabetesukgroup.org/
- Living with Type 2 diabetes and want support on self-management?: https://www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services-a-z/long-term-conditions/diabetes/
- Living with Type 1 diabetes and want support? https://www.leedsth.nhs.uk/a-z-of-services/diabetes/diabetes/