Use the tool to see the risk of diabetes – South London News

Use the tool to see the risk of diabetes – South London News

With half as many men finding out their personal risk of developing type 2 diabetes, compared to women, we are inviting men under 40 to understand their risk of diabetes by completing our free Know Your Risk tool.

It only takes a few minutes and we’re making this call to start Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (May 22-28), an NHS England initiative supported by Diabetes UK and Tesco.

Type 2 diabetes is serious and analysis of NHS data by Diabetes UK and Tesco found that cases of the condition – historically associated with older people – are rising at a faster rate among those under 40 than in those over 40.

However, research has consistently shown that for some people, combined lifestyle interventions – including diet, physical activity, and sustained weight loss – can be effective in reducing their risk by about 50 per cent.

Diabetes UK and Tesco are offering recipes that are nutritionally balanced for those at risk of diabetes, living with it, or not on available at Tesco Real Food (https://realfood.tesco.com/diabetes-recipes.html).

You can find the Know Your Risk tool, and information about Type 2 diabetes, at the Diabetes UK website (diabetes.org.uk).

Jill Steaton
Head of South East Coast & London Region, Diabetes UK

 

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