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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2021

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (PDF, 3.5MB) is taking place from Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May this year. Diabetes UK joins Public Health England and NHS England as proud campaign partners for this annual awareness week.

For this year’s Prevention Week campaign, NHS England has created a digital toolkit. This includes everything you need to support the week digitally, including social media posts, animations, web banners and more. 

There are 12.3 million people in the UK at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But for many people there are steps you can take to reduce your risk.

That’s why we are raising awareness of the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and how to reduce it.

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Find out 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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Complications of diabetes

Find out what you can do to prevent or delay many of these problems.
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Get inspired by Phylex

"When I get feedback from the people I help, it makes me feel good knowing that one person can make a difference in a community."
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The importance of knowing if you're at risk

"I think prevention is always better than cure and having seen first-hand the issues my parents have I am a positive advocate."
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