Concern over diabetes risk

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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A POLITICIAN met a diabetes group tackling a rise in the number of cases of the disease.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage met volunteers from the International Diabetes Federation and pharmaceutical companies Novo Nordisk and Roche.

Around 3.2m people have been diagnosed with the disease in the UK but 850,000 may be living with it unaware.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘I’m pleased to support the International Diabetes Federation in raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes and complications such as cardiovascular disease, blindness, amputation and hypoglycaemia.

‘If you are concerned about diabetes, talk to your GP or pharmacist about having a blood glucose test, just like I did last week.’