Our research results suggest that many of the Deaf people who took part in the study should have been under monitoring or treatment for conditions. Shockingly they weren’t just untreated, they were also unaware that they had a condition of concern.[clear]
Without diagnosis there is no treatment, and no knowledge that a change in lifestyle may be needed
Deaf people are twice as likely as everyone else to have high blood pressure and not know it.
Our researchers also found that almost one in twelve Deaf people had higher than normal blood sugar levels, a warning sign for diabetes.
That figure is nearly four times the rate of pre-diabetic cases in the rest of the population.