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Diabetes

The symptoms of diabetes aren't always obvious and can develop slowly. We can help identify your risk of developing diabetes and provide advice on reducing the chances.
 
Reducing the risk of diabetes

There are thought to be almost a million people living in the UK who have diabetes and don’t know it. The symptoms can often be missed, but unfortunately if the condition is ignored it can cause long-term complications including heart disease, high blood pressure and eye damage.
 
Some people are more at risk than others. If you're over 40, have a history of diabetes within your family, are overweight or don’t do much exercise you may be at an increased risk. If you have one or more of the following symptoms it’s also a good idea to speak to a member of our pharmacy team:

  • You’re always thirsty
  • You pass water a lot
  • You’re always tired
  • Your vision is sometimes blurred
  • You get cramps at night
  • You often get infections
  • Your wounds heal slowly
  • You often get thrush or genital itching
  • Your hands and feet often feel numb

 

To find out more about diabetes visits the Diabetes UK website: