A West Suffolk MP has decided to test out the facilities on board an SOS bus in Haverhill, which lets patients see if they are at risk of developing diabetes.
Matthew Hancock, a Conservative elected in during the 2010 elections, decided to see for himself what facilities are available for those worried about becoming type 2 diabetic and was impressed with the results.
Diabetes UK runs the bus and was helped by the East of England Ambulance Service, which carried out blood pressure checks on attendees.
Mr Hancock said: “Diabetes can happen at any time of life and many people don’t realise they have it, so if you’re worried it is definitely worth visiting Diabetes UK either online or here in Haverhill just to be sure.”
Fellow Conservative politician Theresa May was recently forced into revealing she is type 1 diabetic.
Rumours were spreading that the home secretary was losing weight as part of an attempt to challenge David Cameron in a leadership contest, but this was in fact caused by her medical condition.

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