144,570 members

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

News

Surge in people checking their risk of type 2 diabetes

 

Start sharing

If you've got news you'd like to share, let us know and we'll consider it for our news section.
 

Surge in people checking their risk of type 2 diabetes

Almost 300,000 people have accessed the tool to check their risk of type 2 diabetes online less than two months after the NHS fast tracked access to its world leading Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Latest figures show that 291,325 people used the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool since the end of July – a 637% increase compared to two months previously.

Access to the programme was boosted following new findings that people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 if they have type 2 diabetes.