Diabetes Q&A

Often asked questions about preventing diabetes

  1. What is diabetes and pre-diabetes?
  2. Causes of diabetes: Type 1, or Type 2?
  3. How to prevent yourself getting diabetes?
  4. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes1 million adults in UK have Type 2 diabetes and don’t know it [28].
  5. Check your own risk of getting Type2 diabetes?
  6. In England those with ‘pre-diabetes‘ have increased to 1 in 3 people.  Half of those who are overweight and over 40 years old now have pre-diabetes [evidence no. 19]. If you have pre-diabetes, how can you use it to prevent you going on to get diabetes?
  7. Symptoms & diagnosis of ‘Gestational Diabetes’ in pregnant women?
  8. If you have diabetes, how to stop you getting deadly diabetes complications?  e.g. 3 out of every 4 of us with diabetes die from heart/stroke diseases.
  9. Why is Weight important in preventing diabetes?
  10. Simple tips to lose weight?

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11. How to get the best from your doctor/GP?


12. Where to get local help to quit smoking? Stop smoking options? Public Health England guidance, August 2018

13. Which are the 11 population screening programmes in England?

14. How to ask your own health questions, by voice online?

15. Actions?  pointing finger2If you take decisions using the answers to these questions, we recommend putting them into your draft personal healthcare plan,  for discussion with your doctor/GP.

page updated 2 Nov. 2018.  © social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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