National Diabetes Prevention Week

Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year. You can choose not to be one of them.

Making small changes to your lifestyle now can make a big impact on your future health. This means you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and the risk of serious complications that can come with it. Having experts to help you make the right choices along the way can make it even easier. That’s why we’re working with the NHS to help support people to reduce their risk.

Monday 16 April to Sunday 22 April 2018

This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is launching Diabetes Prevention Week.

How you can get involved
Find out your risk – Use the Know Your Risk tool or QDiabetes tool to find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It only takes three minutes.
Get a free NHS health check – to check your risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions (available for those aged 40 to 74).

If you would like to be screened, please ring the surgery and ask for either a blood test specifically for Diabetes, or else a blood test then NHS Health Screen looking at your weight, BP, cholesterol, kidney function as well as diabetes risk

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