Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2024
20 May, 2024 (All day) to 26 May, 2024 (All day)

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is taking place from Monday 20th May to Sunday 26th May this year. Diabetes UK joins NHS England as proud campaign partners for this annual awareness week.

Unhealthy food that’s cheaper than fresh fruit and veg. Nowhere to exercise  and being bombarded with junk food ads everywhere you turn. Nobody chooses this. But these environments put people at higher risk of type 2 diabetes. And increase their chances of life-changing complications. 

There are estimated to be more than 4 million people living with type 2 diabetes in the UK, and millions more are at risk of developing the condition. An increasing number of these people are under 40.

This Prevention Week Diabetes UK wants to shift the focus away from individual responsibility and call on the government to take action to help more people reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, creating a healthier future for everyone.

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