Diabetes – Know Your Risk Awareness Campaign
The Windsor Lions, the leading local community service organisation, is launching an awareness campaign in Windsor of the risks associated with diabetes, a growing scourge in our society.
Working with Diabetes UK, the Club is holding an event in Windsor in Peascod Street outside the Post Office and encourage members of the public to participate in a survey-based ‘assessment process’ to understand their risk of contracting diabetes.
Right now, there are 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK including 549,000 people who have Type 2 diabetes (but don’t realise it), a form of the condition which usually gets worse. Without urgent action, and greater public awareness, the number of people with diabetes in the UK is forecast by Diabetes UK to rise to 5 million by 2025.
However, early intervention and life style changes can prevent or delay diabetes, in fact Diabetes UK say that 3 out of 5 cases of Type 2 can be delayed or prevented – but the first step towards this is identifying those most at risk.