MP takes test as part of awareness event

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WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey had a diabetes test and met healthcare professionals and volunteers at an awareness-raising event in Parliament.

The event was organised by the International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) and healthcare companies Bayer and Novo Nordisk.

Mr Healey said: “Diabetes is a growing health problem both in the UK and around the world, but if detected early it can be actively managed to help mitigate the serious consequences of the disease.

“I would encourage anyone who is concerned about diabetes to speak to their GP about having a blood glucose test, as I did.

“It only takes a few minutes, but it could save you years of illness.”