Diabetes online risk assessment

Find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years by answering a few simple questions

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What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition which affects over three million people in the UK, but many more are at risk of getting it. The good news is that with our online risk assessment, developed by Diabetes UK, you can learn if you're at risk and take active, positive steps towards keeping it as low as possible.

It only takes a few minutes to complete, so why not give it a go? If you'd prefer, you can have an in-store diabetes risk assessment where you can get support and advice from our specially-trained pharmacists.

What can I do to help manage my Type 2 diabetes risk?

If you are at low risk

You're already doing a great job, but still take a look at the links below - they might give you some ideas to help you keep up the good work. Maybe there are still some small changes you can make that will help to keep your risk low, whilst giving you other health benefits.

If you are at increased risk

There are some simple steps you can take to manage your risk. Have a look at some of the links below to see what you can do. Remember, there are loads of other health benefits from taking gentle exercise, having a healthy diet and from stopping smoking.

If you are at moderate risk

See your GP to discuss your risk and for ways you can manage your risk. If you submitted your email address when taking your online assessment, we'll email you a letter which you can print out to take with you.

Take a look at some of our suggestions below and speak to your GP about how these may help you to feel more in control of your health. If you're worried or have any questions about your risk assessment, your local pharmacist will also be happy to talk these through with you.

If you are severely overweight speak to your doctor before starting to lose weight or increasing your exercise.

If you are at high risk

See your GP as soon as possible. If you submitted your email address when taking your online assessment, we'll email you a letter which you can print out to take with you. Try not to worry - there are plenty of lifestyle changes you can make to help stay in control if you are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Take a look at the suggestions below and start to manage your risk straight away. 

If you are severely overweight speak to your doctor before starting to lose weight or before increasing your exercise.