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The estimated number of people living with Diabetes in the UK have reached over 5 million for the first time.
According to Diabetes UK, the estimated number of people living with Diabetes in the UK have reached over 5 million for the first time. But as their CEO states, it does not have to be this way.

“Diabetes is serious, and every diagnosis is life changing. It’s a relentless condition, and the fear of serious complications is a lifelong reality for millions of people across the UK. 

“These latest figures show we’re in the grip of a rapidly escalating diabetes crisis, with spiralling numbers of people now living with type 2 diabetes and millions at high risk of developing the condition.”

This is why it is so important to be aware of diabetes, and understand your risk.

There are a number of different types of diabetes, but the main types are Type 1 and Type 2. It is unknown what causes Type 1 Diabetes, and while this cannot be prevented or delayed, Type 2 Diabetes (the more common type) can.

Being aware of the signs and symptoms of diabetes is important. They include the 4Ts of: 

  • Toilet (going for a wee a lot, especially at night) 
  • Thirsty (being really thirsty) 
  • Tired (feeling more tired than usual) 
  • Thinner (losing weight without trying). 

You can also understand your personal risk of type 2 diabetes by the free, online Know Your Risk tool. It takes just a few minutes to complete and advises you on your risk and suggests next steps to help reduce your risk. 

Watch and share the 2 minute video below to help raise awareness of the signs of all types of diabetes.

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