Free diabetes tests on offer at Sailmakers Shopping Centre in Ipswich on December 7 – Ipswich Star

OneLife Suffolk has been in residence at a pop-up shop in the town’s Sailmakers Shopping Centre for more than a month carrying out health checks on people aged 40 to 74.

On Thursday, December 7 from 10am to 7pm, the team is to offer 100 free blood glucose tests – each taking just five minutes and involving a single finger-tip pin-prick.

These will be delivered on a first come, first served basis.

Laura Beale, of OneLife Suffolk, said: “The test on Thursday will help identify risk factors relating to type 2 diabetes which is one of the fastest-growing health issues of our time and one that could be prevented or delayed by making some simple lifestyle changes.

Read more at: http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/free-diabetes-tests-on-offer-at-sailmakers-shopping-centre-in-ipswich-on-december-7-1-5309455

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