Are you at risk of Type 2 diabetes?

All you need to know is your waist size and weight. You must be 18 or over to complete this health check and please note the results will not be accurate if you are pregnant. If you're at moderate or high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, please contact your practice nurse or GP to arrange the necessary blood tests. If required they will be able to refer you to your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service.

Type 2 diabetes risk factors:

  • If you’re over 40 and white, or over 25 and African-Caribbean, Black-African, Chinese or South Asian
  • Family history of diabetes
  • You're overweight
  • High blood pressure
  • History of a heart attack or stroke
  • History of schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression, or if you are receiving treatment with anti-psychotic medication
  • You've had polycystic ovaries, gestational diabetes, or a baby weighing over 10 pounds

You can’t change some of these risk factors. But others you can. The risk of Type 2 diabetes can be reduced significantly by reducing weight, increasing physical activity and improving your diet. Your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service can support you in taking action in all of these areas. Making changes now can lower your risk or even stop you developing Type 2 diabetes.

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