14th November 2018 is World Diabetes Day. Did you know that an estimated 630,000 people are living with diabetes and do not know it? Anyone can develop type 2 diabetes but some people are more at risk than others. It is important to assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and take steps to lower this risk.
It’s not always easy to tell if you have diabetes as the symptoms can vary for each person. You could have diabetes if you are:
• Often very thirsty
• Urinating more than usual
• Often very tired
• Losing weight unexpectedly
• Experiencing blurred vision
• Prone to regular episodes of thrush or have genital itching
• Noticing that your cuts or wounds heal slowly
Diabetes Risk Assessment Clinics at Health Matters
To mark World Diabetes Day, our Health Promotion team are hosting a day of Diabetes Risk Assessment Clinics in our Belfast venue. Appointments are only £20 per person and you will receive:
Diabetes Risk Assessment- This involves answering a number of lifestyle questions and includes weight, height and waist measurements to help calculate your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years.
Glucose Check- This involves obtaining a small sample of blood from the finger and is analysed to indicate risk of diabetes
Body Composition Analysis- This gives results for weight, fat free mass, body fat mass & percentage, total body water, visceral fat, metabolic age and BMR are explained.
Don’t delay, book your place today!
We have limited availability and spaces are starting to fill up fast. Each appointment will only take 20 minutes, and could be the difference between you developing Type 2 diabetes or not!
To book your place call us on 028 9002 0044
Or why not book a Diabetes Awareness Seminar?
These are 30-60min interactive sessions and cover:
• Causes of diabetes
• Signs and symptoms
• Impact of diet and lifestyle on diabetes
• The sugar cube game & facts about common breakfast & lunch options at work
• Complications and risk factors
To book a Diabetes Awareness Seminar, call us on 028 9002 0044