Diabetes Awareness Week June 14th – 21st

Could you be at risk of type 2 diabetes?

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you, or someone you know, could be at risk of type 2 diabetes.

13.6 million people in the UK are now at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Sound scary? It needn’t be – research has shown that for some people, a combination of physical activity and dietary adjustments can reduce their risk by about 50%.

(Diabetes.org.uk 2021)

How do I know if I’m at risk?

There are many factors that can increase the risk of you developing type 2 diabetes. Some of these factors cannot be controlled, e.g. if a family member has type 2 then you might be at an increased risk of developing it yourself.

However, some risk factors CAN be controlled e.g. diet and physical activity levels. Most people know that they could do something to improve their health, but it can be difficult knowing how to do it.

Since the events of the past year, it has never been more important to look after your health. Make that first step now and start your journey towards diabetes prevention.

Using the NHS ‘Know Your Risk’ can help to identify whether you could be at risk: https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start

If you find you are at risk you can self refer to the  diabetes prevention programme which offers support for making lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

We can support you to take care of your health

The good news is: here at the Wellness Service, we can offer one to one support sessions with our wellness staff. They will be able to help you identify which elements of health are the most important to you and help you to set small, achievable, and personalised goals to improve those areas.

Why not self-refer yourself today and see how you could reach your health potential?

 

Refer to the Wellness Service