Prevent Diabetes Q&A

Often asked questions about preventing diabetes

1. What is pre-diabetes? What are the warning signs of pre-diabetes? What glucose level is pre-diabetes?

2. Causes of diabetes: Type 1? or Type 2?

3. How to prevent yourself getting diabetes?

4. Symptoms of Type 2 diabetes? Half a million adults in UK have Type 2 diabetes and don’t know it [28].

5. Check your own risk of getting Type 2 diabetes?

6. What does it mean when your blood sugar is ‘borderline‘?

7. Could children be usefully screened for their risks of getting type 1 diabetes? The USA NPR notes that some children are being screened for five autoantibodies in a research trial there. Having at least two of these antibodies has been shown to increase a person’s risk of later developing type 1 diabetes.

8. In England those with ‘pre-diabetes’ have increased to 1 in 3 adult 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?

9. NHS on symptoms & diagnosis of ‘Gestational Diabetes’ in pregnant women?

10. Why does NHS say Weight important in preventing diabetes? <Simple NHS tips to lose weight?

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

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

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

page updated 07 July 2020.  © 2020 social enterprise™ Ltd.