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Type 2 Diabetes - Know your risk Posted on 17 Nov 2020

 

 

If you think you are at risk of Type 2 Diabetes or would like more information, you can complete the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool (https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start) to register yourself on to the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

 

The programme provides personalised support to help people achieve a healthy weight, improve their diet and become more physically active, all together which have been shown to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, the programme is being delivered remotely via group video conference, or online through apps and websites.

 

Some key facts:-

 

·        Black and South Asian people have a higher risk of getting Type 2 diabetes after the age of 25, compared with those from a White background where risk increases after the age of 40.

·       Three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed.

·       The health complications of getting Type 2 diabetes can be serious and life changing – this could be loss of sight, loss of limbs, increased risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

·         A third of people who died of COVID-19 in England had diabetes.

·         Your ethnicity alone could put you at risk of type 2 diabetes.

·       Over half a million people have been referred into the programme, and those completing the programme who were overweight or obese lost on average 3.6kg, greater than originally predicted.

 

·       Access to trusted information and support is key to helping people manage their diabetes The NHS’s highly successful, world-leading diabetes prevention programme is helping hundreds of thousands of people take small steps to get control of their own health

 

You Tube channels:

 

 

Dr Mohit Mandiratta (Hindi)- https://youtu.be/0W4zcY9VkKE

Dr Mohit Mandiratta (English)- https://youtu.be/cke0lbDzveM

Aminder Kaur Pandha (Punjabi) - https://youtu.be/UIBh6mWdI2c

Prof Azhar Farooqi (English) - https://youtu.be/hqVK1PC7Cd4

Dr Raj Than (Hindi) - https://youtu.be/IXIbSEJ6WpY

 

 

 

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