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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week is a joint campaign from NHS England and Diabetes UK that takes place 23–29 May 2022.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of type 2 diabetes, how to prevent it, and at-risk groups, and encourages the public to check their risk via the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool.

People living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19. You can significantly reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes with support from your local Healthier You programme. Find out your risk today.

You can prevent type 2 diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight and keeping physically active.

• People living with diabetes also face higher risk of heart disease, stroke, nerve damage, foot problems, vision loss, kidney problems and dying with COVID-19.

• There are some groups at higher risk of type 2 diabetes: men, people of South Asian or Black ethnicity, people who are overweight and people with a family history of type 2 diabetes.

• Find out your risk of type 2 diabetes by using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Score at riskscore.diabetes.org.uk or by searching ‘Know Your Risk’.