Useful Information for People at Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. It can happen when your body doesn't produce enough insulin or the insulin it produces isn't effective. Or, when your body can't produce any insulin at all. Watch Diabetes UK’s 2-minute video to get more of an overview of what diabetes is.

Watch ‘What is Diabetes?’ video

Know Your Risk Tool

You may have just found out that you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes after using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool or after seeing your GP or nurse for a blood test or an NHS Health Check. Or you may just think you’re at risk because you have some of the risk factors, but you’re not too sure what it actually means for you. This can all be pretty confusing, so we’re here to give you all the facts about understanding your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Find out your risk

Every Mind Matters

There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

Find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters

Eatwell Guide

The Eatwell Guide shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

Read more about the Eatwell Guide with NHS Livewell

British Dietetic Association

The BDA Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy. Topics include reading food labels, sustainable healthy diets, eating well for less and much more.

Browse and read the BDA Food Fact Sheets

British Heart Foundation

The British Heart Foundation is an excellent source of information on how to keep your heart, body and mind healthy. With helpful topics discussed such as how to meal plan, healthy snack mistakes, portion sizes and lots of fabulous healthy recipe ideas.

Check out the BHF Heart Matters nutrition articles