Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

You may have just found out that you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes after using our know your risk tool or after seeing your gp or nurse for a blood test or an nhs health check.. or you may just think you’re at risk because you have some of the risk factors, but you’re not too sure what it actually means for you.. this can all be pretty confusing, so we’re here to give you all the facts. The good news is you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. that’s right: if you’re at risk, making small changes to the way you eat, increasing your physical activity levels or getting early treatment can, for some, actually return blood sugar levels to a normal range. so, take a breath—and then take action.. Poor diet: a diet rich in processed foods and refined carbohydrates is often linked with type 2 diabetes.fiber, fruit, and vegetables are protective against the disease. low activity level: as exercise can help muscles use glucose from the bloodstream, a sedentary lifestyle is a risk factor for diabetes. increased age: although it can set in at any age, type 2 diabetes tends to be diagnosed in. (more…)