Diabetes Prevention Week is a campaign from NHS England, Diabetes UK and Public Health England.
Type 2 diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems.
You can prevent Type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly.
Find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
If you think you or a family member may be at risk, ask at your GP practice about your local Healthier You service.
There are some groups at higher risk:
Those from some segments of the BAME community
Those with a family history
Your ethnicity may put you at a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Go to https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk to get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Take up the offer of a free NHS Health Check which will assess your risk of diabetes and other diseases.
If you think you may be at risk, speak to your GP practice.
If you are invited to join the NHS DPP, take up the offer.
Find out more about the NHS DPP at www.england.nhs.uk/ndpp or ask a member of your GP practice team.
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