This article is aimed at people who do not have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes but would like to learn more about how they can reduce their risk of developing this condition.


 Key messages

  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes occur when sugar in the blood cannot be used properly, and this can cause serious health complications
  • About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes 
  • Type 2 diabetes is strongly linked with overweight and obesity, and can be prevented
  • Although there are several risk factors for type 2 diabetes that are beyond control, eating a healthy varied diet, being physically acitve and losing weight (if necessary) can greatly help to reduce the risk of developing this condition

Diabetes_2 (small).jpg In this article, you will find information on the following:

 Page 2 - What is diabetes? 

 Page 3 - What are the risk factors for type 2 diabetes? 

 Page 4 - How can I reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?