Around 200,000 p2022.05.03_DPW22_Take-the-test_16-9.jpgeople are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes every year, and you don’t need to be one of them. Find out if you’re at risk – it could be the most important thing you do today. 

You can prevent type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and keeping physically active.

The Healthier You programme offers people at risk of type 2 diabetes a lifestyle change programme. Participants can choose between face-to-face groups and a digital service. Over 1.3 million people have now been referred to the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.  Research shows that the programme has reduced new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes in England, saving thousands of people from its potentially serious consequences.

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated.  People living with diabetes also face higher risk of heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, foot problems, vision loss and kidney problems.2022.05.03_DPW22_Ethnicity-Female_1-1.jpg 

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 2022.05.03_DPW22_Big-4-0_1-1.jpghistory of type 2 diabetes.

Finding out your risk only takes a few minutes using the Diabetes UK risk tool – it could be the most important thing you do today.

• Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at or by searching ‘Know Your Risk’.



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