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Better Health Food Scanner App

Nationwide campaign launches to help improve people’s health with a few simple swaps The NHS Food Scanner App is part of its first ‘Better Health’ nutrition campaign. The App is the ideal health hack for help to swap food and drink that are higher in sugar, saturated fat and salt to healthier alternatives. With a simple scan of the barcodes, you can see how much sugar, saturated fat and salt is in everyday food and drinks. The App suggests healthier…


FreeStyle Libre 2 System: easy-read resources

The FreeStyle Libre 2 System is a new way for people with diabetes to check their sugar levels. Sugar comes from the food we eat and our bodies turn it into energy using something called ‘insulin’. People with diabetes have to check their sugar levels and inject the right amount of insulin to deal with it. They check their sugar levels by pricking their finger and testing their blood. The FreeStyle Libre 2 System can check your sugar levels without…


Know your risk of Type 2 diabetes

Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes, a potentially serious health condition that can cause long-term health problems. It can lead to sight loss, kidney failure, loss of a limb, and makes you at least twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke. It’s very important that you find out if you are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes so you can get support to lower your risk. You may even be…

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