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Diabetes Prevention Week
Posted on 15 Mar 2019
DIABETES PREVENTION WEEK
Monday 1 April to Sunday 7 April 2019
Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk.
Making small changes to your lifestyle now can make a big impact on your future health. This means you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and the risk of serious complications that can come with it. Having experts to help you make the right choices along the way can make it even easier. That's why we're working with the NHS to help support people to reduce their risk.
This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is holding the second Diabetes Prevention Week. We've teamed up with them to raise awareness of their Healthier You programme. This is a free service run by the NHS to help reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
How you can get involved
• Find out your risk – Use the “Know Your Risk” tool to find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It only takes three minutes.
• Get a free NHS health check – to check your risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions (available for those aged 40 to 74).
• Ask your Practice Nurse to check if you're at risk.