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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2024

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is taking place from Monday 20th May to Sunday 26th May this year. We're joining NHS England as proud campaign partners for this annual awareness week.

This Prevention Week we want to shift the focus away from individual responsibility and call on political parties across the UK to take action to help more people reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, creating a healthier future for everyone.

Know Your Risk

Our environment is harming our health. Unhealthy food that’s cheaper than fresh fruit and veg. Not having space to exercise, and being bombarded with junk food ads everywhere you turn. Nobody chooses this. But these obstacles put people at higher risk of type 2 diabetes. And increase their chances of life-changing complications. 

There are estimated to be more than 4 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the UK, and millions more are at risk of developing the condition. An increasing number of these people are under 40.

We're calling on the government to take decisions now that will determine the health of the next generation. By putting the building blocks of health in place for every child, including quality housing, access to green space, and affordable, healthy food, we can start to reverse this alarming rise of type 2 diabetes in young adults. 

Invite your MP

Show your support

We’re calling for all political parties to commit to reverse the rise of type 2 diabetes in children and young adults. Will you join us?
type 2 risk tool

Know your risk

The first step is finding out whether you're at risk. It takes two minutes and could be the most important thing you do today.
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Our prevention work

We're working hard to raise awareness, fund ground-breaking research and campaign to create a more healthier environment. Find out how.
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10 tips for healthy eating

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Prevention Week Toolkit

Prevention Week Toolkit

The digital toolkit includes social media assets, slide, posters and leaflets to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes during Prevention Week.
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One Million Step Challenge

This July, take steps for your body - and for everybody living with diabetes. Steps to get fit. Steps to lose weight. And steps to raise life changing funds.
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Waseem's story

"Taking up walking has helped me with weight loss and my mental wellbeing."
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Jordan's story

"Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes after covid nearly cost me my life."
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