As part of Diabetes Week 2019 (10-16 June), Lambeth GPs are urging residents to try an online tool which helps them understand whether they’re at risk from developing Type 2 diabetes.
Every 2 minutes someone finds out they have Type 2 diabetes. The disease can lead to serious long-term health problems – and even blindness, kidney failure or loss of a limb.
Check your risk online
Anyone can find out their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes through the online Know Your Risk Tool.
Although there are certain factors that affect the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes, there is strong evidence that maintaining a healthy lifestyle can delay or even prevent it.
Get help to prevent diabetes
Those at risk may also be eligible for support through the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. The programme provides guidance on diet, weight and being more active – all of which can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes.