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Anyone can get Type 2 diabetes. If you are 30 years old and overweight, or if you have a relative with diabetes, it can increase our risk.
The good news is that there are steps we can take to lower our risk of diabetes!
Greenwich Health has partnered with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley to support people to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes by living a healthier lifestyle.
It’s really easy to find out your diabetes risk score. It only takes 2 minutes and all you need is a scale and measuring tape.
Take the 2 minute quiz
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes
only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today!
Before you start, just grab a tape measure and a scale!
Live Well Greenwich
Wondering how to reduce your risk? There are some simple things you can do today to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Eating well, moving more and losing weight (if you’re overweight) can all help, and Live Well Greenwich has lots of tips and support.
Did you know that more than half of all cases of type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed?
Take action now and it will make all the difference to your health in the years ahead.
Diabetes risk factors
About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. It can come on slowly, usually over the age of 40. The signs may not be obvious, or there may be no signs at all, therefore it might be up to 10 years before you find out you have it.