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Are you at risk of Type 2 diabetes?
Welcome to Healthier You
Thank you for taking the first step towards assessing your health.
Type 2 diabetes risk factors:
- If you’re over 40 and white, or over 25 and African-Caribbean, Black-African, Chinese or South Asian
- Family history of diabetes
- You're overweight
- High blood pressure
- History of a heart attack or stroke
- History of schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression, or if you are receiving treatment with anti-psychotic medication
- You've had polycystic ovaries, gestational diabetes, or a baby weighing over 10 pounds
You can’t change some of these risk factors. But others you can.
Before taking the risk assessment
All you need to know is your waist size and weight. You must be 18 or over to complete the Know Your Risk tool, please note the results will not be accurate if you are pregnant.
If you are deemed to be at risk you will be directed back to our site to complete registration for your local Healthier You programme: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service.
If you are aged 80 or over it is advised that you speak to your GP about the Healthier You Programme. Your GP can then directly refer you to WW to apply for the programme.
The risk of Type 2 diabetes can be reduced significantly by
Your local Healthier You
There are 3.9 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin it does produce doesn’t work properly (insulin resistance). It can be a combination of both.
Diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems. It’s a leading cause of vision loss in people of working age. It’s also responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation (other than accidents). People with diabetes are at least twice as likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than those without diabetes. It’s therefore essential to be diagnosed as early as possible because Type 2 diabetes is likely to get worse if left untreated.
The risk of Type 2 diabetes can be reduced by getting support to lose weight (where appropriate), getting more physically active and eating healthy food. Furthermore, the risk of COVID-19 related in-hospital death is doubled by Type 2 diabetes.
Your local Healthier You service has a range of personalised support to help you do just that. From helping you eat well, to tips on weight loss and physical activity, the service is here to support you on your journey back to a Healthier You. To help you keep focused and motivated on your goals, you’ll have 9 months FREE access to trained health coaches, and you’ll be able to meet other people in your area who are also trying to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. Although the programme is normally delivered in groups at different times and locations, right now it’s offered over telephone or group video conference, or online through apps and websites