Men in Richmond live longer than the London average and are less likely to suffer from diabetes.

Men’s life expectancy in Richmond is 82 years, which is 1.8 years greater than the London average, according to data from Richmond Borough Council’s public health team.

The percentage of the population with diabetes in Richmond is nearly half the London average, with 3.6 percent in Richmond compared with 6.5 per cent in London.

Diabetes is on the rise in the UK and is hitting men the hardest, and Men’s Health Week is hoping to change that.

This week Men’s Health Week, which runs until Sunday, June 17, is spreading awareness about diabetes.

One in 10 men in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes and thousands more don’t know they have it or are at serious risk of it, according to data from Men's Health Week.

Cllr Piers Allen, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services and Health said: “We know men are less likely to take care of their health and as a result suffer worse health outcomes.

“It is really important that men pay attention to their mental and physical wellbeing, to visit the doctor when they are unwell and use the health services available to them.”

Find out if you are at risk of diabetes by visiting their website.