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Screening success in Derby

Word had certainly spread about Diabetes UK'scampaign, as hundreds of people visited the roadshow in Derby on Saturday.

Over 800 people visited the huge pink bus to find out more about the condition and see if they were at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes UK staff gave out information and answered queries as people queued throughout the day to be tested. Lloyds Pharmacy screened nearly 200 people for the condition as people were made aware of ways to reduce their risk.

"I'm delighted at how many people we managed to reach," said Julie Orrey, Regional Manager for the East Midlands.

"The 'at risk' messages, including having a large waist and having diabetes in the family, are certainly getting through, but there is still a long way to go. 

"I hope all those who visited or passed the roadshow tell their family and friends about diabetes so we can start diagnosing people earlier, to reduce the onset of serious complications such as heart disease, strokes and kidney damage."

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