Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (1-7th April 2019)

About Diabetes Prevention Week

Diabetes Prevention Week is a campaign from NHS England, Diabetes UK and Public Health England. It aims to:

More than 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year – and  that means the risk of serious health complications and early death.

Modern life can make it hard to be healthy but for many people Type 2 diabetes can  be prevented by making small lifestyle changes. Diabetes is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in people of working age. It is also responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation (other than accidents), and people with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than those without diabetes.

However, Type 2 diabetes can be prevented by:

  • managing your weight,
  • eating healthily and
  • being more active.

What can you do?:


Last updated: April 1, 2019