Call for tests to detect diabetes

CLOSER LOOK Optometrist Steve Dando wants people to have more regular eye examinations to detect diabetes and complications its can cause.

CLOSER LOOK Optometrist Steve Dando wants people to have more regular eye examinations to detect diabetes and complications its can cause.

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An optometrist has called for more regular eye examinations as the number of people with diabetes soars.

NHS figures highlighted by Diabetes UK show there was an 18 per cent increased in new cases during 2013 – the biggest increase since 2008.

It means six per cent of adults in the country are now diagnosed with diabetes.

 

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