Adults should have risk assessment for diabetes, watchdog warns – Health News – Health & Families – The Independent

Having been diagnosed with type-2 diabetes in March, I wish I had read this ten years ago… Still in typical British fashion, I won’t grumble, I will just Keep Calm and Educate the Masses.

From The Independent:

All adults aged 40 and above should have a risk assessment for type 2 diabetes, according to the healthcare watchdog.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has also recommended that people aged 25 and above of South Asian, Chinese, African-Caribbean or Black African descent, who are at a higher risk, should also perform a test.

People can be assessed at their GP surgery or community pharmacy but they can also perform self assessments online.

Nice said the new recommendations will help to identify people at high risk so they can be offered advice to help them prevent or delay the condition.

The body also recommends that health and community services, workplaces, job centres, faith centres, libraries and shops should offer risk assessments so they are more widely available.

If someone is identified as high risk they should contact their GP for a blood test to confirm the level of risk, the new Nice guidelines suggest.

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