Phaedra Perry: More must be done to offer life-saving diabetes checks

June 10, 2014 5:30 AM

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Phaedra Perry: More must be done to offer life-saving diabetes checks

Phaedra Perry is the Diabetes UK South West regional manager. She is concerned the NHS health checks are not being offered widely.

Diabetes is the number one health threat in the UK. In the South West, there are more than 257,000 people who have been diagnosed with type one and type two diabetes. About 90 per cent of these have type two diabetes. There are also more than 70,000 people in the region estimated to have undiagnosed...

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