Managing Diabetes

Information on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as advice on how to prevent and manage the condition is available on the national diabetes website.

Type 2 diabetes

Whilst there is nothing we can do to prevent Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes is different.  Around three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active. Some facts:

  • there are currently 3.4 million people living with Type 2 diabetes in England
  • around 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year
  • around 22,000 die early from diabetes each year
  • diabetes is also a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age
  • it is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke

Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.

Find out your risk

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme:  If you have been identified as at ‘high risk’ of developing Type 2 diabetes, your GP may offer you information about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP).  To find out more please see the link below

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Weight Management

Advice on achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, information on Body Mass index and tools to help you manage your weight

Weight Management

Useful resources