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23rd to 29th May: Diabetes Prevention Week Posted on 12 May 2022

  • You can prevent type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and keeping physically active.
  • People living with diabetes also face higher risk of heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, foot problems, vision loss, kidney problems and dying with COVID-19.
  • There are some groups at higher risk of type 2 diabetes: men, people of South Asian or Black ethnicity, people who are overweight and people with a family history of type 2 diabetes.
  • Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at riskscore.diabetes.org.uk or by searching ‘Know Your Risk’.

What support is available?

Type 2 diabetes can be a very serious condition but there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk of developing it such as achieving a healthy weight, getting more physically active and eating healthy food.

Your free local Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, or Healthier You programme for short, can support you in taking action in all these areas.

Making changes now can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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