A report by the national charity Diabetes UK has claimed that thousands of people in the South West of England are not being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The survey by the charity showed that over 30,000 people in Cornwall and Devon were suffering from the metabolic condition but had not been diagnosed, with around 12,700 adults in Cornwall and another 18,500 in Devon not being aware that they had developed type 2 diabetes.
The help improve understanding of the condition, Diabetes UK has organised a roadshow in the South West at which they will undertake risk assessments to gauge the level of awareness that people have of diabetes, while focusing providing education on risk factors such as being overweight, having a close family member with diabetes and if you are aged over 40.
They also said that those who were found to be at moderate to high risk of developing type 2 diabetes would be referred to their GP to undergo further testing, as well as to receive advice about their lifestyle.
Emily Perriam, from the South West regional office of Diabetes UK, commented “There are some quite severe complications with diabetes, particularly if it’s not managed properly, including stroke, heart disease and amputations as well.”

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