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Diabetes Awareness Week

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Diabetes awareness week 2021 is the 14-21st June, run by the charity Diabetes UK. They support those living with diabetes with education, helplines, support groups and much more.

According to Diabetes UK there are 4.5 million people living with Diabetes in the UK, in fact 700 people are diagnosed each day, this works out at one person every 2 minutes. Of those with diabetes, Diabetes UK estimates that 90% have Type 2 diabetes.

Do you know the signs and symptoms? 

Watch the Diabetes UK Video of signs and symptoms

LloydsPharmacy and Diabetes Awareness Week

At LloydsPharmacy we offer a screening service to check whether you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes. This diabetes awareness week we'll be offering these tests for free

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body doesn’t make enough insulin, or the insulin made is not used properly by the body. Type 2 diabetes can be reduced by lifestyle changes, so it is important to get tested. Find out more about the test and book yours online.

Type 2 tests

LloydsPharmacy diabetes advice

For more diabetes advice visit our diabetes hub which has everything you need to know about diabetes. From ways to manage your diabetes, including the 8 recommended annual health checks, to ways of reducing your risk of diabetes including lifestyle and dietary changes to make.

Sugar free recipes

If you’re living with diabetes or trying to cut down on your sugar intake, we have some sugar-free recipes and alternatives on our blog. From our sugar-free chocolate taste test to our sugar free chocolate cake recipe and ginger biscuits - living with diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourite treats. 

References

www.diabetes-resources-production.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/diabetes-storage/migration/pdf/DiabetesUK_Facts_Stats_Oct16.pdf