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Diabetes

Diabetes Prevention Week
We are using this National initiative as the incentive to start developing useful information resources here on the website.

More will follow over time. 

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

  • Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high.
  • It can cause symptoms like excessive thirst, needing to pee a lot and tiredness.
  • It can also increase your risk of getting serious problems with your eyes, heart and nerves.
  • It's a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life. You may need to change your diet, take medicines and have regular check-ups.
  • It's caused by problems with a chemical in the body (hormone) called insulin.
  • It's often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of type 2 diabetes.

Key MessagesHealthier You

  • 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

Online Resources

The Diabetes UK Charity Website has lots of information:Diabetes logo
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The NHS Website has extensive information too:NHS
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National Diabetes Audit

National Diabetes Audit - Patient Information 

National Diabetes Audit - Information for patients living with Diabetes

National Diabetes Audit - Information for patients at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes



 
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