Type 2 Diabetes Awareness Week

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is taking place from Monday 232nd May to Sunday 28th May this year.
Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising. This is because symptoms do not necessarily make you feel unwell.
Some symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
• peeing more than usual, particularly at night
• feeling thirsty all the time
• feeling very tired
• losing weight without trying to
• itching around your penis or vagina, or repeatedly getting thrush
• cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
• blurred vision
You’re more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you:
• are over 40 (or 25 for south Asian people)
• have a close relative with diabetes (such as a parent, brother, or sister)
• are overweight or obese
• are of Asian, African-Caribbean, or black African origin (even if you were born in the UK)
See a GP:
• if you have any of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes
• if you’re worried you may have a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes
A quick blood test would be done to diagnose Diabetes Type 2.
The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and treatment is started, the better!
Visit the NHS website for more information: