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Be aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes

The public health team is raising awareness of diabetes as part of World Diabetes Day on 14 November by encouraging staff living in the East Riding to have an NHS Health Check to assess their risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, which can be reduced by lifestyle change.

Diabetes

Most of us know a friend or family member living with diabetes and yet it’s still hugely misunderstood.

The council’s public health team is offering staff who are East Riding residents aged 40-74 years old a free NHS Health Check.

The checks, which take about 20-30 minutes, assess the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.

By taking early action, steps can be taken to improve health and help to prevent the onset of these conditions.

Signs and symptoms to be aware of:

- thirsty or hungry all the time

- feeling very tired

- unexplained weight loss

- wounds taking longer to heal

- blurred vision

- the need to urinate frequently

- headaches.

Visit your GP for advice if you have any of the symptoms above.

For more information and a list of all the venues that offer NHS Health Checks, visit happyandwell.me