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3.6 million people in the UK are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. And type 2 diabetes is serious.

The good news is that even if you are found to be at high-risk there is free support available to help you improve your risk score.



Are you at risk?

To check if you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, visit the Diabetes UK website to find out your risk score. Finding out your risk score only takes a few minutes and is free to do

If you live in Staffordshire and aged between 40-74 years you may be able to get a free NHS health check, please call 0333 005 0095 to find out more.



Your Healthier You service

If you are at High Risk, the Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention can help you. This service can support you to make positive changes to your lifestyle and improve your risk score.

The free service can support you to make changes to your lifestyle to delay or prevent type 2 diabetes. This will include advice and help on:

  • eating healthier and improving your diet
  • losing weight
  • increasing physical activity and exercise

 Please speak to your GP practice to see if you are eligible.


What increases your risk of type 2 diabetes?

By understanding what increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, you can better understand the steps you can take to lower your risk and prevent diabetes.

The signs aren’t always obvious and but it’s important to know that sometimes there may be no signs at all.



Are you living with type 2 diabetes?

For those already living with type 2 diabetes, it’s never too late to make changes that can help you live a healthy life. You can manage type 2 diabetes by eating more healthily, being more active and losing weight. 

It’s important to be proactive and take actions that will help you be as healthy as possible while living with diabetes. Making the right decisions around food choices, exercise and medication can help you feel more empowered on how to lead a healthy life. 

Please view the NHS website for more information.  

Apps that can help!

There are an increasing number of health and wellbeing apps available. We are making it easier to help you find apps by using our trusted app finder library.

You can search a range of health and wellbeing apps across different areas, such as, stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, keeping active and managing health conditions.



Did you find this webpage helpful?

If you have any feedback about this webpage please let us know by sending an email to staffordshire.connects@staffordshire.gov.uk. Thank you.

Looking for further support?

You can find further information and support from local organisations on the Staffordshire Connects online directory.

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