Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is a joint campaign from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK that takes place 10–16 May 2021.
The organisations are encouraging everyone to take a 2-minute check to find out their risk of Type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at riskscore.diabetes.org.
If your score comes back as ‘at risk’, sign up to your free local Healthier You programme via self-referral. Or, if you think you or a family member may be at risk, ask at your GP practice about your free local Healthier You programme.
The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is an evidence-based lifestyle change programme which helps people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes to reduce their risk through managing their weight, eating more healthily and being more physically active.
Look up Healthier You in your region
Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time, and there are some groups at higher risk of Type 2 diabetes: men, people of South Asian or Black ethnicity, people who are overweight and people with a family history of Type 2 diabetes. People living with diabetes also face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19.
So, find out your risk score – it could be the best thing you do today.
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Published: 10 May 2021