Ian Austin MP

Labour MP for Dudley North

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Austin helps highlight diabetes risk in Dudley

Dudley North MP Ian Austin will help raise awareness of type two diabetes by taking part in the Diabetes UK 'Know Your Risk' challenge.

Austin will visit the Diabetes UK Roadshow on Thursday 21st April at 12:30 in Dudley Market Place.

The roadshow aims to highlight the disease and will give people more information on their risk of diabetes. There will also be a dietitian on hand to provide tips on how eating healthy can reduce an individual’s risk.

The NHS spends 10 per cent of its budget, around £10 billion, to treat diabetes every year. With 11.9 million people in the UK at high risk of Type 2 diabetes the NHS cannot afford for all these people to develop the condition.

Ian Austin said:

“I think it’s great that ‘The Know Your Risk Roadshow’ is making its way into Dudley.

“With the more than 3.5 million people in the UK living with diabetes it is important that more people are aware of the risks and what they can do to lead a healthy life.”

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