Manage your health

You are on this website because you want to prevent yourself, or members of your family or friends,  getting diabetes, a heart disease or a stroke. These long-term conditions never go away. They stop you enjoying your life.

As well as the simple steps on other pages to prevent diabetes, heart diseases or strokes, there are other easy, well researched steps here that help to stop all 3.

Would you like to take any of these steps, do you think?

  • Manage my lifestyle better, simple ways changing your diet and exercise will help prevent all of these 3 conditions [3, 9, 11, 14, 18].
  • 1 in 3 adults in England has high blood pressure, that is a level of over 130/80 mm Hg [35]. Often no symptoms, and 7 million people in England do not know they have high blood pressure. This can double your risk of having a stroke or heart attack [26]. Every 10 mm Hg reduction in blood pressure reduces heart disease and strokes by more than 1 in 5 people [32]. So a good idea to manage your blood pressure.
  • and here are some extra ways to lower blood pressure without drugs.
  • For those of us who already have diabetes, 3 out of 4 will die from heart or stroke diseases [4]. So preventing heart disease and stroke is twice as important for us.

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If you’d like to take some of these steps, as above, we suggest you put the steps you have chosen in your own written draft health plan. And when you are ready, take it to discuss with your doctor/GP.

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page updated 27 Oct. 2018.  © 2018 social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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