CHECK IT OUT!
In the wake of this year's World Health
Day (April ) which this year focussed on
diabetes, Diabetes UK has been calling
on men of all ages to go online to find
out their risk of Type 2 diabetes by going
online to use its Know Your Risk online
tool. The focus on fellas comes after
findings from one million visits showed
that 38% more women than men are
using the online tool, despite men being at
greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The Know Your Risk tool is a simple
to use online version of a questionnaire
developed by Diabetes UK, the University
of Leicester and the University Hospital of
From left to right, West Ham Captain Mark Noble, Legendary
Coach Tony Carr, West Ham player Andy Carroll.
Leicester NHS Trust. Based on the key risk
factors for Type 2 diabetes such as age,
gender, weight, waist measurement and
ethnicity, it gives a calculated analysis of
an individual's risk of having or developing
West Ham coach Tony Carr MBE
has Type 2 diabetes and is keen to raise
awareness of the issue. He says: "When
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in
2005, I had been losing weight and feeling
terrible. I didn't have a clue what diabetes
was. Since then, I've really worked hard to
take care of myself, eat well and stay active.
To hear that Diabetes UK has already had
one million visits to its Know Your Risk of
Type 2 diabetes tool is really encouraging.
I can't recommend enough that people go
online and check their own risk."
West Ham's captain Mark Noble says,
"It only takes a few minutes to check your
risk of Type 2 diabetes with Diabetes
UK's online test. If you haven't already,
get online and use it. If you are at risk
of Type 2 this test gives you the chance
to take action now. Taking care of your
health isn't just important for footballers
everyone needs to look after themselves
- so check it out!"
TYPE 2: UPDATE