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Type 2 diabetes: Know Your Risk

Do you know your risk of getting Type 2 diabetes?

11.5 million people in the UK are at increased risk of getting Type 2 diabetes. Anyone can get it. But there are simple things you can do to lower your risk. 

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

There is nothing we can do to prevent Type 1 diabetes. But around 58 per cent of cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active.