Help Sir Anthony McCoy tackle type 2 diabetes risk
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When I was diagnosed with prediabetes, it was a shock. Being a professional athlete for so many years - I never imagined I could be at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
But a new test can detect type-2 diabetes risk at its earliest stage, before internal organs are damaged and when there’s still time to make lifestyle changes to reverse the disease.
A third of UK adults have prediabetes and don’t even know it. If it progresses to Type 2 diabetes, it can take ten years off your life.
Please sign my petition to add the test for Adiponectin to the type-2 diabetes screening programme so that more people like me can be diagnosed earlier.
Once complete the petition will be presented to NICE.
In total the cost to the NHS of treating type 2 diabetes is £14 billion/yr.
1 in 3 UK adults are estimated to now have prediabetes.
Many of these cases are reversible.
According to Diabetes UK, if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.
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