Diabetes UK, the leading UK diabetes charity, have encouraged thousands of people in the UK to measure their wastes and find out their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The Measure Up Roadshow 2009 has been hailed as a great success.
71,000 leaflets and fliers have been handed out during the campaign, and some 4,527 people have had their diabetes risk assessed. 1,504 of these have then gone to their GP to find out whether they have type 2 diabetes .
TV presenter Phillip Schofield was reported as saying: “I am delighted to be supporting Diabetes UK’s Measure Up campaign which asks people to measure their waists and find out if they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes . My mother and brother both have diabetes so I know first-hand how it can impact a person and their family’s life. As diabetes runs in my own family I ensure that my family and I try to lead a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”

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