Men’s Health Week (11-17 June) – let’s beat Diabetes

Free health checks for men could help spot important early indicators of major diseases such as diabetes, according to Councillor Patricia Stallard, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Public Health

Jun 14 2018

Councillor Stallard said: “Men’s Health Week is a great opportunity to put men’s health at centre stage and to encourage them to take steps to look after their health.  Figures show that six per cent of the population in Hampshire is currently living with diabetes, and with many men struggling to stay at a healthy weight, particularly in later life, and hundreds more are at risk of developing the disease, a free Health Check from your GP can help spot the signs of diabetes early for those who are at higher risk of developing the disease.”

Men are less likely than women to bring health problems to the attention of a GP. The Health Check is a positive way to have an early check to identify  risk factors before they develop into long-term preventable health conditions. In Hampshire, men aged 40 to 74 are invited to a free GP health check, looking at BMI, blood pressure and lifestyle choices such as smoking.
Further information is available at:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-health-check
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Diabetes
www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mens-health-week-2018-diabetes