Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2023
Monday, 22 May 2023
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is a joint campaign from NHS England and Diabetes UK that takes place from 22-28 May 2023.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the risk of
type 2 diabetes and how to avoid it. It will encourage
the public to check their risk via the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool.
If someone is at moderate to high risk, the tool will advise them to contact their GP practice for a blood test.
If their blood sugar levels show they’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes (called pre-diabetes or non-diabetic hyperglycaemia), then they may be eligible for referral to their local Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP).
NHS DPP is an evidence-based lifestyle change programme which helps people at risk of type 2 diabetes to reduce their risk through managing their weight, eating more healthily and being more physically active.
The campaign also encourages healthcare professionals to refer eligible people to the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.