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.
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.