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An estimated 36,000 people living in Leicestershire have diabetes – but almost as many more may have the condition without even knowing it.
The main symptoms of diabetes are:
Feeling very tired
Unexplained weight loss
Need to urinate often (especially at night)
Left untreated, diabetes can cause a range of health problems including heart disease.
Our diabetes service is screening the public for type 2 diabetes as part of a research programme which will screen 10,000 people in an effort to catch the disease early.
Good diabetic control is important to prevent and slow the progression of diabetic complications. Ongoing care and control and prevention of complications for people with diabetes feature highly within the out-patients department.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes - from NHS CHoices
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes - from NHS CHoices