Check your Risk

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Which age group are you in?
Are you male or female?
How would you describe your ethnicity?
Do you have a parent, brother, sister and/or child with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? (Do not count step-relatives)
Which waist size group are you in?

Use your fingers to feel for your bottom rib and the top of your hip bone and measure around your body directly between these two points.

Calcuate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

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Weight

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Have you ever been told by a doctor or nurse that you have high blood pressure?

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You scored

Very High Risk

What does this mean?

  • 1 in 14 people in this group have Type 2 diabetes
  • 1 in 3 people in this group are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future

You have a very high chance of having Type 2 diabetes now or getting it in the future.

High Risk

What does this mean?

  • 1 in 33 people in this group have Type 2 diabetes
  • 1 in 7 people in this group are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future

You have a high chance of having Type 2 diabetes now or getting it in the future.

Medium Risk

What does this mean?

  • 1 in 50 people in this group have Type 2 diabetes
  • 1 in 10 people in this group are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future

Low Risk

What does this mean?

  • 1 in 200 people in this group have Type 2 diabetes
  • 1 in 20 people in this group are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the future

Contact Healthier You to reduce your risk

Developing Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.

The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is the best way to take control. Over 200,000 people have used the service since 2015. It is completely free to use.

A Health Coach will help you make realistic and sustainable lifestyle changes in order to improve your health and reduce your risk.

The programme lasts for 9 months and is available online, on the phone and using an app. It is designed to be informal, interactive and supportive.

You will be supported through a series of behaviour change ideas to improve your diet, move a bit more and take control of your habits and health. The idea is to help you create lasting and effective change to your lifestyle - now and in the future.

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To get started, fill in the form below - our friendly team will give you a call to book you onto a programme. Alternatively, you can ring us directly on freephone 0800 092 1191 to get started.

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