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? Now you can use it to prevent getting diabetes. 1 in 3 adults in UK have pre-diabetes [evidence no. 19].

2. Causes of diabetes: Type 1? 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]. So try not to be one of those!

5. Check your own risk of getting Type 2 diabetes, with a reliable tool.

6. What does it mean when your blood sugar is ‘borderline‘? And what can you do about it? A lot!

7. 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 [19]. If you have pre-diabetes, how you can use it to prevent you going on to get diabetes?

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

9. Why does NHS say ‘Weight’ is important in preventing diabetes? > Simple NHS tips to lose weight are here.

10. Where to get local help to quit smoking? Stop smoking options? Public Health England guidance.

11.  How to ask your own health questions, by voice online? Much faster than typing.

12. 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 29 April 2021.  © 2021 social enterprise Ltd.

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