Measles Outbreak National Incident Declared

The UK is seeing a significant outbreak of measles. The UK Health Security Agency, which is part of the UK Government, has declared a national incident. You can read about the outbreak here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-68028530 Two vaccinations are needed to fully protect you against Measles, mumps and Rubella. Measles is a highly contagious disease which is

Diabetes Prevention Week

The 20th – 26th of May is Diabetes Prevention week!

We are encouraging all patients to use the ‘Know Your Risk’ website to check if you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

Here are some facts about type 2 Diabetes:

  • Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
  • It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness. Many people have no symptoms.
  • It increases your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, feet, heart and nerves.
  • It’s a long-term condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.
  • It’s caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin. It’s often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.

If you have a high score and are deemed to be at risk, please let us know as we may be able to check with a blood test.

More information about Type 2 Diabetes can be read on the NHS Website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-2-diabetes/

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