Check your risk of developing diabetes

Published: Thursday, November 17, 2022

In Wandsworth 23,000 residents in Wandsworth are estimated to be living with diabetes – many without realising it.  Many others are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. 

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Being diagnosed early is important for all types of diabetes. It can save lives, prevent a medical emergency, and reduce the risk of life-changing complications later  

  • Discover the signs and symptoms to look out for 
  • If you are aged 40-74 find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes through the interactive Know Your Risk tool.  
  • Visit the council’s Health Bus and ask for a risk assessment  

People at risk of Type 2 diabetes can join the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme to receive support to lower their risk. In-person group based sessions or digital 1-1 support is available, as well as a tailored remote option for specific groups, such as those with a visual or hearing impairment. 

People with Type 2 diabetes can book onto a variety of face-to-face or remote education courses across South London through Diabetes Book & Learn 

Whether you live with diabetes, care for someone who does or just want to learn more, you can improve your understanding with free, interactive Understanding Diabetes courses

Cabinet member for health Graeme Henderson said: Diabetes is a serious disease but understanding the condition is first step towards managing and preventing it so get yourself checked out as soon as possible.”