Free diabetes tests in Sunderland

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WEARSIDERS can get a free test to see if they are at risk of diabetes.

About three million people have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK.

Also, an estimated 850,000 people have the condition, but do not know it.

Lloyds Pharmacy, in Heworth Road, Concord, Washington, wants to raise awareness of the illness in the region.

Staff at the store will be carrying out the checks from now until September.

The pharmacy is open from 7.30am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday.