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Know your risk of developing 
Type 2 diabetes

If you've had a nudge or two about taking better care of your health - you're definitely not alone. It is estimated that 12.3 million people are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the UK1, but research demonstrates successful lifestyle intervention can significantly reduce development of Type 2 diabetes2. Type 1 diabetes is different, as it cannot be prevented or delayed this way.

Find out your risk

This free online tool by Diabetes UK, the University of Leicester and the University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust aims to highlight a person's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes over the next 10 years.

The Know Your Risk tool is not a diagnostic tool. If you're concerned about diabetes you should talk to your healthcare professional. This tool is provided by Diabetes UK, it is not controlled by Roche Diabetes Care nor subject to our privacy statement.

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1 Diabetes UK Facts & Stats 2017. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/resources-s3/2019-02/1362B_Facts%20and%20stats%20Update%20Jan%202019_LOW%20RES_EXTERNAL.pdf [accessed 28.02.2019]

2 Long-terms effects of lifestyle intervention or metformin on diabetes development and microvascular complications over 15-year follow-up: the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study. Lancet Diabetes

Disclaimer: The diabetes information provided on this website is intended to give you basic information on diabetes. It is not intended to be a complete resource. Please speak to your healthcare professional for information relevant to your individual circumstances.