Be Diabetes Aware is part of the Health Engagement Project, commissioned by the Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and based at Voluntary Action Rotherham.
You can follow their Facebook and Twitter accounts: @bediabetesaware. For more information, please contact Jo Farey, Health Engagement Team Leader, at email@example.com or 07523 542016.
- Your risk increases with age
- You are more at risk if you’re White and over 40, or if you’re African-Caribbean, Black African, or South Asian and over 25
- If you have a parent, brother, sister or child with diabetes, you are two to six times more likely to get type 2 diabetes
- If you are of South Asian, African-Caribbean or Black African descent, it is two to four times more likely
- If you have ever had high blood pressure
- If you are carrying extra weight, especially around your middle
Common symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes
- Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night
- Being really thirsty
- Feeling more tired than usual
- Losing weight without trying to
- Genital itching or thrush.
- Cuts and wounds take longer to heal
- Blurred eyesight
- Increased hunger
Developed in partnership with NHS England, the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool supports self-referral. Follow this link for information about preventing Type 2 Diabetes and to find out your Know Your Risk score: riskscore.diabetes.org.uk.
If you are at moderate or high risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, you can self-refer to your local Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programm