East Riding Council is raising awareness of diabetes by encouraging residents to have a health check to assess their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including type 2 diabetes.
The authority has been raising awareness as part of National Diabetes Week (12-18 June), which is an annual UK-wide initiative.
The council’s public health team is offering residents aged 40-74 years old a free NHS check. The checks, which take about 20-30 minutes, assess the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke and dementia.
By taking early action, steps can be taken to improve health and help to prevent the onset of these conditions.
The checks are offered at a variety of venues, including all East Riding Council leisure centres, some GP practices, some pharmacies, community health trainer shops and East Riding Community Hospital in Beverley.
For more information and a list of all the venues available, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/health-checks