Diabetes checks and advice in Sheffield city centre

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Shoppers in Sheffield city centre will be able to find out whether they are at risk of developing diabetes at an event tomorrow.

Healthcare workers from Lloyds Pharmacy are offering free Type 2 diabetes tests throughout Tuesday from 9.30am on Fargate, and will be supported during the day by the city’s Lord Mayor, Coun Vickie Priestley.

As well as the screening service, the medics will also be giving advice on how to manage the condition.

According to the pharmacy, last year 30 per cent of people screened were found to be at high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Alison Freemantle, from Lloyds Pharmacy, said: “Diabetes is a very serious condition as it can lead to further health complications including strokes, amputation and blindness. “We’re keen to remind Sheffield residents of some of the more common symptoms like feeling more tired or thirsty than usual, and needing to visit the toilet more often.

“If this sounds familiar or even if you are just eager to keep a closer eye on your health, drop by Fargate in the city centre where our trained staff will be able to help.”