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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Campaign 2020

OneLife Suffolk

OneLife Suffolk and Public Health Suffolk have launched a campaign that focuses on increasing awareness of the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool among the Suffolk population to help reduce the prevalance of Type 2 diabetes in the local community.

This year more than ever, it has become incredibly important that we all look after our health. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that those with long-term health conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, are vulnerable to developing a serious illness if they get coronavirus.

Know your risk of Type 2 diabetes

The Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool highlights whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and it will tell you whether you are eligible to join the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Use the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool today! It only takes a few minutes to complete but it could be the most important thing you do today.

Risk factors of Type 2 diabetes

The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are not always obvious. That’s why it is so important to be aware of the factors that may increase your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Risk factors include:

  • your age
  • if you have a parent, brother, sister or child with diabetes
  • your ethnicity
  • high blood pressure 
  • being overweight 

Learn more about the risk factors of Type 2 diabetes

How can I reduce my risk of Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a potentially serious condition that can cause long-term health problems, however there are things you can do to reduce your risk or even prevent you from getting it.

You can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by:

  • eating a healthy balanced diet
  • increasing your levels of physical activity
  • losing weight, if you are carrying extra weight

There is plenty of support available to help you. As part of this campaign, we have included:

To download our campaign materials, click here.


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