Search

Newham residents can be tested for Type 2 diabetes

17:17 29 July 2013

Residents will be encouraged to take up physical activity to combat the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Residents will be encouraged to take up physical activity to combat the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

Archant

Residents worried that they maybe at risk of developing diabetes can find out for sure by attending a roadshow in Queen’s Market.

The Diabetes UK Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow, in partnership with Bupa in Newham will be in Upton Park on August 8 and 9.

It will offer free, quick and pain-free risk assessments so that people can find out if they may have, or are at risk of developing the condition which can lead to devastating complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness or amputation. But, if managed properly, people with diabetes can live long, healthy lives.

At the roadshow, a Diabetes UK representative will assess people by measuring their height, weight and waist and asking some relevant questions.

They will then be told about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes now and over the next 10 years and will be given expert information and advice about their health. An on-site dietitian will advise on making small, positive lifestyle changes which can have a big impact on preventing the condition.

People found to be at moderate to high risk will be referred to their GP for further tests.

Anyone who can’t attend the Roadshow can still assess their risk by taking the free Diabetes UK Risk Score test online at www.diabetes.org.uk/roadshow/riskscore1. If after taking the test they are found to be at moderate or high risk of developing the condition they should visit their GP.

People with Type 2 diabetes don’t produce enough insulin or the insulin they produce doesn’t work properly (known as insulin resistance). 85 to 90 per cent of people with diabetes have Type 2. They might get Type 2 diabetes because of their family history, age and ethnic background puts them at increased risk. They are also more likely to get Type 2 diabetes if they are overweight. It starts gradually, usually later in life, and it can be years before they realise they have it.

Type 2 diabetes is treated with a healthy diet and increased physical activity. In addition, tablets and/or insulin can be required.

0 comments

Latest Newham News Stories

London Assembly member Leonie Cooper is launching an investigation into biodiversity

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s nature and biodiversity has been hailed by the chair of the London Assembly’s environment committee, Leonie Cooper.

Elizabeth Olympic
10:28
Cllr Ian Corbett (yellow hat) with the council's street team

Lights are being replaced, paving stones relaid and roads resurfaced across the borough.

Newham
07:00
Hannah Vines

Rowing coach Hannah Vines is passionate about helping others master the sport she loves.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 17:00
The events are open to people of all abilities (Pic: PA/EMPICS)

The world’s first all-inclusive mass-participation push and run event will take over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next Sunday.

Sadiq Khan

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now