Our aim: better health for longer, using trusted UK NHS web pages that answer your own health questions.
- Health benefits from your prevention actions?
- So, next steps for you, or your family?
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1. This prevention website aim
Why this new health website? Good news is the latest Public Health England (PHE) 2018 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 enough, is it!
So enjoy your health longer by taking simple steps here.
2. Health benefits from your prevention actions
Action 1. Spot your future health problems here, sooner before they hit you, and actions to avoid them. Have the life you want, stay well and enjoy it for longer. Share stories with others, to help self-manage your own health. Does not replace advice from your medical doctors and nurses. Helps you understand what they tell you, and reminds you, when you want.
Action 2. Record your exercise, blood pressure/pulse, and blood sugars, on your home monitors with linked mobile phone apps. So work on your own health plan sitting comfortably at home, with your home carer(s) and a mobile or tablet handy. Then act earlier to enjoy your health for 6 to 9 years longer. [Evidence page, references nos. 3, 11, 28].
Action 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? . Have a look at Pam’s video story. Or could you be one of 7 million UK people unaware they have high blood pressure? [BHF, 2018].
Action 4. As one 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?” 
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.
Action 5. Fewer days in hospital, because you act sooner, will improve your life and cut NHS costs! .
Action 6. Most people say they forget within about 3 days their target blood pressure, target weight and other numbers they have agreed with their doctor [BMC Fam Pract. 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? What part of your health, or of family member, do you want to look at:
- What is my risk of diabetes in the next ten years?
- Know I’m at risk, how do I avoid getting diabetes
- What is my risk of heart diseases, how do I prevent a heart attack and check my pulse?
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page updated 20 March 2020. © 2020 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.