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Preventing type 2 diabetes

12.3 million people in the UK are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And type 2 diabetes is serious.

There's nothing we can do to prevent type 1 diabetes. But around three in five cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active. We're here to help support you.

Risk factors of type 2 diabetes

What makes you more at risk?

Did you know that your ethnicity may put you at higher risk of type 2 diabetes? Find out about all the risk factors here.
Know your risk tool

Use our Know Your Risk tool

Find out your risk - it's free and only takes 3 minutes.
Finding out if you're at risk of type 2 diabetes

Finding out if you're at risk

It can be confusing to find out your risk of type 2 diabetes. Get more information about what it all means.
How can I reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?

How can I reduce my risk?

By managing your weight, eating well and moving more - we're here to help you do just that.
Eat well to prevent type 2 diabetes

Eat well

A healthy, balanced diet can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Move more

Move more

Getting up and being active is key to preventing type 2 diabetes. Find out how to be more active.
Manage your weight

Manage your weight

Being overweight puts you more at risk of type 2 diabetes. Start by measuring your waist.
Find out about our prevention work

Our prevention work

We're supporting people across the UK to find out their risk and take action to reduce it. Find out how.
Diabetes Prevention Week

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2020

Get involved by holding your own event - we've got lots of free materials to help you mark the week.
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