Avoid diabetes, avoid heart diseases and strokes! Your better health is simple…

  1. Prevention aim: better health for longer, using the trusted UK/NHS health web pages right for you

  2. Health benefits from your prevention actions?

  3. Next steps for you?

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1. Prevention website aim

Trusted UK/NHS health websites we link you to here, and 12 health videos, will help you and your family avoid diabetes, avoid heart attacks, and avoid strokes

Why this new health website? Good news is the latest Public Health England (PHE) statistics say we are all living longer. Bad news is we are spending much of our extra time in poor health – around 16 years of ill-health for men and 19 years for women. Not good! Enjoy your health longer by simple steps here.

2. Health benefits from your prevention actions  

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2.1. Spot your health problems here, sooner before they hit you. Have the life you want, stay well and enjoy it more for longer, with this support. Share stories from others like you, to learn more about self-managing your own health. Does not replace advice from your medical doctors and nurses. Helps you understand what they tell you, and reminds you, if you want.

2.2. Record your exercise, blood pressure, and blood sugars, on your home monitors and smartwatches with linked apps. So work on your own health plan sitting comfortably at home, with your home carer(s) and a mobile/tablet handyThen act earlier to enjoy your health for longer. [Evidence page, references nos. 3, 11, 28]. You could enjoy health for 6 to 9 years longer.

video2.3. Watch videos? Could you, or one of your family, be one of one million adults in the UK who do not know they have diabetes? [28]. Have a look at Pam’s video story on this.

2.4. Or are you one of 7 million UK people unaware they have high blood pressure? [says British Heart Foundation]. Got 2 minutes? Watch video of your own heart attack. If a woman, watch Elizabeth have ‘Just a little Heart Attack‘. Got 15 minutes? Watch video of 10 Warning Signs Your Heart Isn’t Working Properly.

2.5. As onperson 4e person when first told he had diabetes, said, “Initially it really is, erm… certainly was for me, a real – I was in shock. And that begs many questions you want to ask and you’ve got to kind of put in a request to see somebody, no, hang on, why can’t I just have an answer to my question, simple little thing, that’ll put my mind at rest?”  [20]

2.6. Get trusted health knowledge, 24/7, e.g. from the NHS, using this website’s links to the right trusted page you need out of hundreds, from your own questions here.

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2.7. Fewer days in hospital, because you act sooner, will improve your life and cut NHS costs [30].

 

2.8. Most people say they forget within about 3 days their target blood pressure, target weight and other numbers they have agreed with their doctor [. 2015].  So help to make your own written, health personal plan here as the UK NHS advises [NG 28] & British Heart Foundation advises.

3. Next steps to better health for longer?

pointing finger2Go to menus here to plan your steps to avoid diabetes, avoid a heart attack or avoid a stroke, or to answer your own health questions on them.

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page updated 27 April 2019.   © 2019 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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