Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented. But up to 58 per cent of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented by making simple changes in our everyday lives.
In Type 1 diabetes, the body's immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells, but currently the cause remains uncertain. Type 2 diabetes is a little more complex. It's the combination of our genes and our lifestyle that influences the development of Type 2 diabetes and puts us at risk.
Find out if you are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.