The Sick Of It report highlights the key issues for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Deaf people are twice as likely as hearing people to have high blood pressure which has not been
diagnosed. They may also be more likely to have undiagnosed diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease.
Even when Deaf people have been diagnosed, they are less likely than hearing people to be adequately treated for these conditions (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and cardiovascular disease).
Under-diagnosis and under-treatment of potentially serious conditions is more common in Deaf people.
Together these may put Deaf people at risk of preventable heart attacks and strokes, and diabetic complications such as kidney failure and blindness.
As these conditions cause long-term ill-health, disability, and death, urgent measures are needed to address this marked health inequality.
The North West Health Champions project is a pilot project that is providing information on how to address these inequalities.
This is a full day event with Organisations from the North West providing advice and information on health and physical activity related issues.
Come and browse the Information stands provided by a wide range of health providers.
UK Deaf Sport will be attending to provide information on sport and physical activity opportunities in the area and to provide information on the Deaf Sport Survey, an important firts step in making the case for more deaf incluisve sports opportunities.
To download the poster here