There is nothing we can do to prevent Type 1 diabetes. But around 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active.
Anyone can get it. Type 2 diabetes is a serious health condition. It starts gradually, usually later in life, and because the symptoms may not be so obvious it might be years before you learn that you have it.
Click here to visit the Diabetes UK website with more information about prevention
Living with Diabetes
Living with diabetes is difficult. There are so many factors to consider and this can be stressful, but you shouldn’t need to put your life on hold. The Diabetes UK website will provide you with the information you need on how you can fit diabetes around your lifestyle, from what to eat to how you can treat and manage your condition effectively.
NHS Diabetes Advice helpline
NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new helpline in response to disruption to normal diabetes services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate clinical advice.
Whether you or a member of your household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline is available for immediate clinical advice to help you understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
You can access NHS Diabetes Advice via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399 Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.
Diabetes patient information leaflets
The NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust website hosts a range of patient leaflets including some aimed at diabetic patients.
Below is a list of some of the patient leaflets aimed at diabetics, click here to view the full list
Watch Michelle's story - Teddy's Target
Watch Tom's story (NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme)
This animation follows Tom who has been told he is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.