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Diabetes prevention week communications toolkit

Diabetes Prevention Week is a campaign from NHS England, Diabetes UK and Public Health England.


Key messages – for patients and the public 

  • 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:

    • Men

    • Those from some segments of the BAME community

    • Overweight

    • Those with a family history

  • Your ethnicity may put you at a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes.

Advice for patients / public:

  • 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.

Campaign resources

Are available at the following link: