Stockport Diabetes Epidemic

10 January 2017 by Pure Radio

It is estimated that 27,000 people in Stockport are at risk of developing diabetes and and there are already 14,600 people who are diagnosed with the condition.

Stockport has been accepted into wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which will identify those people at high risk of developing diabetes and then offer them a range of support.

Jennifer Connolly, Specialty Registrar in Pubic Health explained the situation to Pure’s Jane Lomas.

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Stockport Focus: Diabetes 10 June 14

10 June 2014 by Pure Radio

As new figures are released suggesting that one in three adults has so-called “pre-diabetes” — a condition in which blood sugar levels are elevated to the very top end of the acceptable range — health and fitness expert Jon Hall joins Simon to discuss the dangers of diabetes and what needs to be done to combat the problem.

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