14 November 2022
A free downloadable factsheet has been created for Federation members, helping to raise awareness of diabetes, including the factors that might put someone at higher risk of getting the condition.
Police Mutual has produced the leaflet to coincide with World Diabetes Day (Monday 14 November), an international campaign launched in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.
Diabetes is a chronic disease that happens when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin - a hormone that regulates blood glucose - or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.
Within the leaflet, readers can discover what the main symptoms of diabetes are, as well as factors that might put a person at higher risk, including diet, lack of sleep and alcohol intake.
The factsheet also includes a link to a risk-checking tool, helping readers to find out how at risk they are of developing the condition.
Police Mutual is a national organisation that provides both serving and former members of the police family with wellbeing and financial support.