MP inspired to test for diabetes

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans takes a diabetes test to highlight the need to do so.
Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans takes a diabetes test to highlight the need to do so.

RIBBLE Valley’s long-serving MP Nigel Evans tested for Type 2 diabetes at Lloyds Pharmacy in Clitheroe during Diabetes Week 2012.

Speaking from Clitheroe, Mr Evans said: “I was recently visited in Westminster by Diabetes UK and one of my constituents who has diabetes to discuss diabetes care. After those discussions I decided to get myself tested. I would encourage everybody to go and get tested as you will often find that the test is free.

“Nearly four million people in the UK have diabetes and some studies have shown that a further seven million are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. You can determine whether you are one of those at risk by going to the Diabetes UK website (www.diabetes.org.uk). The website will also tell you how to lower your risk by making a few small changes to your lifestyle. It is an invaluable tool and I hope that many of my constituents will start using it.”

Lloyds Pharmacy can be found online at www.lloydspharmacy.com