Wellbeing: could you be at risk from Type 2 diabetes?
Someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes every two minutes.
It can cause sight loss, kidney failure, loss of a limb, and doubles the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.
There are also associated risks that have been identified between Type 2 diabetes and Covid-19.
Know your risk
You can now easily find out if you are at risk by using a quick 30 second online check and answering a few questions about your health and lifestyle.
Click here to calculate your risk – it could be the most important thing you do today.
If you are told you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, you will be offered fast-track access to your free local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
You will receive support to make simple and sustainable lifestyle changes that will reduce your risk of developing the disease.
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has helped hundreds of thousands of people to successfully reduce their risk and feel fitter and healthier in the process. The programme has continued to be available online and over the phone during Covid-19 lockdowns.
Say no to diabetes
Healthier You is delivered by Reed Wellbeing on behalf of NHS England. Since 2015, they have supported more than 82,000 people to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Healthier You participant Philip Collumbine has experienced huge benefits to his health as a result of the service. He said: “The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is extremely informative, well delivered, easy to understand and to follow.
“I’m really happy that by engaging in the programme, I’m saying no to diabetes.
“Now at the mid-point of the programme, my weight and BMI are at normal level, my clothes are fitting better, and my high blood pressure condition is now at normal level.
“If you are considering the service, I would just say ‘don’t hesitate – participate!’”
Click here to check your risk.