Anyone can get Type 2 diabetes. But, being over 40 years old, being overweight or having a relative with it can increase our risk.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to lower your risk of diabetes:
You don’t have to do this all at once or even by yourself. Greenwich offers lots of support.
If you are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, your GP may refer you to Healthier You, the free NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. It’s designed to provide support to reduce your risk through:
- personalised support
- education on healthy eating and lifestyle
- help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes
If you are at risk and registered with a Greenwich GP, your doctor can refer you to Healthier You, or to Live Well Greenwich for more general signposting and support around eating well, moving more and losing weight.
For more information, please visit Healthier You.
Find out your diabetes risk score now by visiting Diabetes UK.
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