Men 'unaware' of diabetes risk

Men are twice as likely as women to have undiagnosed diabetes, UK research shows.

Researchers examined 6,739 patients aged 52-79. In total, 9.1 per cent of the participants had diabetes. In 22 per cent of men, the condition was previously undiagnosed. For women, only 12 per cent of cases were previously unrecognised.

Simon O'Neill, head of care, information and advocacy at Diabetes UK, said men are generally worse at looking after their health than women.

'We already know that middle-aged men are twice as likely to have diabetes as women and that more men are overweight than women, and so at greater risk of type-2 diabetes,' he said. 'This suggests this pattern is the same for men over 50 who don't realise they have diabetes.'

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

COVID-19 disrupted training for four in five doctors, GMC survey shows

COVID-19 disrupted training for four in five doctors, GMC survey shows

The vast majority of trainee doctors have seen their training disrupted or limited...

GP practices face losses 'in excess of £50,000' as COVID-19 hits income

GP practices face losses 'in excess of £50,000' as COVID-19 hits income

GP practices across England are facing a significant loss of income as COVID-19 dries...

MPs explore GP workload cap and flag damaging impact of intense pressure

MPs explore GP workload cap and flag damaging impact of intense pressure

MPs have raised the prospect of a cap on GP consultations in an investigation into...

GP training: Working remotely as a GP trainee during the pandemic

GP training: Working remotely as a GP trainee during the pandemic

Dr Zoe Brown was in her first year of GP training and pregnant as lockdown began....

GPs warn government off PCN-led test and trace system

GPs warn government off PCN-led test and trace system

GPs have rebuffed suggestions that primary care networks (PCNs) are ‘best placed’...

Map: Three-fold variation in GP practice list size between CCGs

Map: Three-fold variation in GP practice list size between CCGs

The list size of GP practices across England has grown rapidly over the past decade...