Diabetes Prevention Week 1-7 April 2019

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week runs 1-7 April. It’s about helping people learn how to make healthy choices and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We have got resources to help your awareness campaign.

To find out one's risk of Type 2 diabetes, use the Diabetes UK - Know Your Risk Score at https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start .  For more information, follow the NHS Diabetes Programme on twitter @NHSDiabetesProg  #PreventingType2 .

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Everyday life with Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 - what you need to know an in-depth magazine on diabetes care, food, day-to-day issues, support and guidance specific to Type 2 diabetes.

A companion guide to keep and refer back to.

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Understanding Type 2 Diabetes - to reduce your risk of heart and circulatory diseases

If you have diabetes you're more likely to have a heart attack or stroke. This short booklet explains how diabetes affects your heart and suggests things you can do to keep your heart healthy.

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Diabetes - Are You at Risk? (A3 Poster)

Colourful A3 poster, graphically explaining what is diabetes, who is at risk and how you can lower your risk of contracting diabetes. With diabetes on the increase this poster is proving a useful tool for health professionals.

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Diabetes - What to look for (A3 Poster)

Colourful A3 poster, graphically highlighting what symptoms to look out for and encouraging everyone not to ignore the signs and symptoms of diabetes, encouraging early treatment. With diabetes on the increase this poster is proving a useful tool for health professionals.

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NHS Health Check

This leaflet provides information about free NHS health checks available to everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 and to help you prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Leaflets also available to download in English and in other languages.

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Taking control of Sugar

This short leaflet explains how eating too much sugar can cause weight gain and obesity, which increases your risk of having a heart attack, stroke and developing Type 2 diabetes. It provides simple changes you can make to cut back on sugar.

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