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Doctor believes 6% of Island population has diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week being marked on Island

It's believed six percent of the population on the Isle of Man has been diagnosed with diabetes.  

This week marks Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week - a time to increase awareness around the condition. 

You can calculate your risk of getting it by clicking HERE.

Dr Joannis Vamvakopoulos is a consultant in endocrinology at Noble's Hospital:

He says people who are diagnosed with type-two diabetes can reverse the condition within three to five years.

"Diabetes management is down to people, there's no magic wand that I or your GP can wave to make the diabetes go away" - Dr Vamvakopoulos

You can listen to the full interview with Dr Vamvakopoulos HERE.

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