Concern over diabetes risk

Toby Meredith (Media Porduction Manager, University of Portsmouth), Liz Hawes (Research Nurse, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust), and Simon Toh (Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospital NHS Trust)

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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.’