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Preventing Type 2 diabetes

There is nothing we can do to prevent Type 1 diabetes. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active.

Do you know your risk of getting Type 2 Diabetes?

Did you know that 11.9 million people in the UK are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

Anyone can get it. Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition. It starts gradually, usually later in life, and because the symptoms may not be so obvious it might be years before you learn that you have it.

The first thing to do is find out your risk. You can find out right now by using our free online Know Your Risk tool and answering a few simple questions. It’s really important that you do know your risk. Because once you know, you can do something about it.

It only takes 3 minutes to find out your risk.


Did you know?

Some healthcare professionals may use the term ‘prediabetes’. Others may also describe it as borderline diabetes, or 'a touch of' diabetes. All of these mean you are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future. Healthcare professionals may also use clinical terms such as Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia or Impaired Glucose Regulation. Whichever term your GP uses, you should take action now to reduce your risk.