Diabetes UK is bringing supporters together to raise awareness of the condition, and vital funds for their work. Diabetes Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 14 to Saturday 20 June.
This Diabetes Week we want to remind everyone that you’re not on your own when it comes to diabetes. Actually there’s a lot of folk out there going through the same thing. And we’re rooting for you too. And we have lots of ways we can help.
Throughout the week, we’ll be shouting about all of the ways we give support, advice, and chances to learn more about diabetes to help you manage your condition well. And we’d like to hear your hints, tips and stories of living life to the full using #DiabetesAndMe
Look out for early signs of type 2 diabetes in clients, as these often develop over time and some of the symptoms might crop up in the consultation.
The main symptoms, which are common to both type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes, are:
- urinating more often than usual, particularly at night
- feeling very thirsty
- feeling very tired
- unexplained weight loss
- itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent episodes of thrush
- cuts or wounds that heal slowly
- blurred vision (caused by the lens of the eye becoming dry)
Further details about symptoms and how to access treatment can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Diabetes-type2/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
For details about how to prevent type 2 diabetes, visit: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/What-is-diabetes/Know-your-risk-of-Type-2-diabetes/Can-diabetes-be-prevented/