Find out more about your risk of diabetes

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The people of Banbridge are invited to find out their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes and get valuable information about how to reduce it at Diabetes UK’s Know Your Risk Roadshow which rolls into town today (Tuesday July 26).

The Know Your Risk Roadshow, delivered by Diabetes UK in partnership with Tesco, will be at the Banbridge Tesco Store, Castlewellan Road, from 10am until 5pm and members of the public can visit to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes, free of charge, by answering some simple questions and having their height, weight and waist measured.

Heather Causer, Diabetes UK Northern Ireland Volunteer Development Manager, said: “At the Know Your Risk Roadshow, people of Banbridge can have a private chat with our friendly volunteers and dietitians who can help them identify small lifestyle changes they can make now to improve their future health, and delay or even prevent them from developing Type 2 diabetes.

“There’s nothing scary about our Roadshow and no blood tests. Finding out your risk doesn’t take long, but is key to helping to ensure you have the best chance of living a long and healthy life.

“If anyone would like to volunteer at the Banbridge Roadshow then please contact NIvolunteering@diabetes.org.uk”

Caroline Silke, Head of Community for Tesco added: “Our customers tell us they want us to make it a little bit easier for them to live more healthily, and it’s great that the money raised for Diabetes UK by Tesco colleagues is going to fund the Know Your Risk roadshow for the third year running.”

In the UK, there are four million people who have diabetes, of which 549,000 have Type 2 diabetes but do not know it as they have not yet been diagnosed.

For anyone who can’t attend the Roadshow in Banbridge, you can find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes online at diabetes.org.uk/knowyourrisk.