We encourage people with diabetes to carry or wear emergency identification. This is particularly important for regular hypoglycaemic episodes, and even more so for ‘hypo unawareness’ ie. without warning signs. Please send a stamped self addressed envelope (large letter stamp) to the Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, Northney Marina, Hayling Island, Hants. PO11 0NH.
Step out for Stroke walks are fundraising events. The route is fully accessible so that anyone can take part, whatever their walking ability. Many stroke survivors take part with the support of friends and family, whether it's one step, 10 steps or a mile, every step counts.
The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families
The Stroke Association provides award winning specialised training to healthcare providers who care for stroke survivors
Getting urgent medical attention quickly is absolutely essential. Ambulance staff will assess patients using the FAST test. If this shows a person is suffering the symptoms of a stroke or transient ischaemic attack they will be taken for specialist hospital treatment.
A carotid doppler is an ultrasound scan that looks at the blood flow through the blood vessels in your neck. The test can help the doctor to see if the blood vessels in your neck are narrowing – these blood vessels are important as they transfer blood to the brain.