Dan was delighted to be able to attend the Surgery Open Day along with local Councillor John Whitehead.
Here Dan was able to see the refreshed surgery and join with Silver Star a registered charity who campaign to raise diabetes awareness. They run mobile testing units to carry out important diabetes checks within the community.
Dan along with over 100 local residents was able to take the test and find out the results in under two minutes.
"Diabetes is a condition which if undiagnosed can cause lifelong, debilitating health problems and can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and heart attack. A simple blood test can provide vital early diagnosis which may help people who didn't know they have the condition to get the right medical support and make the diet and lifestyle changes which can make a difference in reducing health consequences of having diabetes. I would urge people in Suffolk to follow my example and get tested to see if they may be at risk of diabetes. It doesn't take long to get a sinple blood sugar test from your GP or practice nurse, but it could make a big difference to your life."
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
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