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  1. FAQ - Diabetes FAQs

    26/07/18

    1 man in 10 now has diabetes. It's on the increase and, if undiagnosed, can be very dangerous. About 4.6 million people in the UK are living with diabetes and around 12.3 million are at increased risk of it.  There are two main types of diabetes: typ ... More

  2. Useful Links

    21/09/18

    Links to useful health organisations Inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the Men's Health Forum. FEELING DESPERATE? Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 Emotional support 24/7 www.samaritans.org NHS   www.nhs.uk www.nhs.uk/lifecheck www ... More

  3. FAQ - Mindfulness

    01/08/18

    An anyone-can-do-it stress-buster built on your breath. Ever get out of the car and not remember the journey? This ‘autopilot’ can drag mood down, especially when we have a lot on our minds. Get off autopilot by noticing what’s going on in the moment you’ ... More

  4. FAQ - Type 2 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2. It can be controlled using diet and medication. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 2 diabetes? Ab ... More

  5. FAQ - Type 1 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    You can't avoid type 1 diabetes. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 1 diabetes? About 10% of people with diabetes have type 1. It happens w ... More

  6. FAQ - HPV vaccination FAQs

    24/07/18

    The pros and cons and options for vaccination against the HPV virus which causes cancers and genital warts. Since 2008, the NHS has offered a free HPV vaccine to girls and the vast majority are vaccinated. Boys are not currently vaccinated but in July 201 ... More

  7. FAQ - HPV virus FAQs

    13/07/18

    The HPV virus and the serious diseases it can cause. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist areas around the body. (It is completely different from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.)  There are around 2 ... More

  8. Brian: 'Don't leave it too late to act on weight'

    26/07/18

    Brian is in his 60s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed at 50. I’ve always been overweight, even as a child. I noticed that I was drinking a lot of water. That was the trigger. The GP did a urine test there and then.  Now I have three medicines: metf ... More

  9. Ben: 'I was very hard - working. Probably too much.'

    26/07/18

    Ben is in his late 40s. He has type 1 diabetes with some type 2 characteristics. About four years ago I suddenly noticed I was breathless and urinating all the time. I didn’t have my energy.  I went to the GP a couple of times. They said an ear infection ... More

  10. John: 'Monitoring my numbers helps me manage'

    25/07/18

    John is in his 50s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed 13 years ago. I was overweight. Then I began to lose weight and was passing a lot of water. I do feel I brought diabetes on myself. My diet was terrible. I still remember the night before my diag ... More

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