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Diabetes Prevention 2

Are you at risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will help you take control of your health, supporting you to make changes to your diet, weight and the amount of physical activity you do.

Taking action now is very important as it can stop you from developing Type 2 diabetes.

You can reduce your risk by:

  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet
  • Manage your weight
  • Regular exercise
  • Quit smoking and limit alcohol intake

 Typical symptoms of diabetes can include:

  • Feeling very thirsty
  • Passing urine more often than usual, particularly at night
  • Feeling very tired
  • Noticeable weight loss or gain

Download the free information guide below to help you on your journey to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Our expert colleagues in our pharmacy branches are also on hand to offer free support and guidance if you think you may have diabetes or need help managing your diabetes.

You can also visit one of our pharmacies for a free finger prick test which will provide an indication as to whether you have elevated blood sugar levels and are at risk of diabetes. Due to current restrictions, if you'd like a test, we'd recommend contacting the pharmacy before you visit to ensure the tests are being undertaken and when the best time to pop in will be.

Find your nearest pharmacy here.