Do your service users and team members know their risk of getting Type 2 diabetes?
12.3 million people in the UK are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Anyone can get it. But there are simple things you can do to lower your risk. The first thing to do is find out your risk. You just need a measurement of your height, weight and waist and it doesn’t take long and could be the most important thing you do today. Find out your risk at www.diabetes.org.uk/knowyourrisk
We all need a helping hand and the good news is there is support out there.
If you’re at moderate or high risk, ask your doctor about the support and services in your area. These could include the Healthier You National Diabetes Prevention Programme which provides behaviour change support, referrals can be made via the GP or self-referrals can be made via https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/register/
For more information, or contact Lydia Robson by emailing [email protected].