World Diabetes Day 2022
Monday the 14th of November is World Diabetes Day.
Although many associate diabetes with those 40+, it’s actually rising at a much quicker rate among the under 40’s. Developing type 2 diabetes at this younger age can lead to worse health outcomes in the long term.
So no matter your age, lifestyle or your stage of diabetes diagnosis, please take 2 minutes to check out the various tools and resources below, and share them with anyone you know who could benefit from them:
Know Your Risk
Knowing your risk of developing type 2 diabetes could be life-changing. It could give you the chance to prevent a diagnosis altogether. It could mean you're diagnosed sooner, more likely to achieve remission, and less likely to develop complications later. Finding out your risk only takes two minutes, but it could change a life.
Reducing Your Risk
You can reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by eating well, moving more and losing weight if you need to. You can find information, helpful tools and support to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risk on the ‘Make a Change’ area of our website.
Diabetes and You
Diabetes and You is a free online course for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or those living with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from healthy lifestyle support to better manage their diabetes.
These sessions can help you to:
• understand more about type 2 diabetes
• learn about things you can do to look after yourself and stay healthy
• meet other people like you, recently diagnosed with diabetes
• sessions are informal, friendly, and non-judgemental. You can share your experiences and ask questions if you would like to.
You will meet other people with diabetes, and you are welcome to bring your partner, friend, or family member with you for support.