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in partnership with Tesco

Know your risk

Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes using the Diabetes UK and Tesco online tool only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today. Before you start, grab a tape measure and scales.

Find out your risk

What is your gender?

What is your date of birth?

For example: 01 06 1970

What is your ethnic background?

Do you have a parent, brother, sister and/or own child with diabetes?

What is your waist measurement?

IMPORTANT: Did you know? Your waist size is not necessarily your jeans size.

How to measure your waist:
Many of us underestimate our waist size. Make sure you use a tape measure and use your fingers to feel for your bottom rib and the top of your hip bone and measure around your body directly between these two points.

What is your Body Mass Index (BMI)?

How tall are you?
How much do you weigh?

Has a doctor ever told you that you have high blood pressure, or given you medication for it?

What is type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is serious.

It develops when your pancreas can't produce enough of a hormone called insulin or when the insulin it does produce doesn't work properly. If your body doesn't have the right amount of insulin, or if your insulin isn't doing its job properly, you can become seriously ill.

Diagnosed early it's manageable. Left unchecked, Type 2 diabetes can cause devastating complications like blindness, heart attacks, stroke and amputation. That's why it's so important to check your risk.

Find out more about Type 2 diabetes
Tesco Partnership

This is the UK's biggest ever Type 2 diabetes awareness campaign.

Made possible through our National Charity Partnership with Tesco, the campaign will be visible across the UK through outdoor, digital and radio advertising.

That means we'll be able to reach millions of people, letting them know what puts them at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and that there's something they can do about it. As a result, thousands of people could delay or prevent being diagnosed in the first place.

Learn all about this campaign
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