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in partnership with Tesco


Many people are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes without realising it. Answer the following seven questions to find out how at risk you are, and what to do next. Please make sure you take accurate measurements for your waist, height and weight. The test will only take 3 minutes.


What is your gender?

What is your date of birth?

What's your ethnicity?

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

What is your waist measurement?

IMPORTANT: Measure your waist correctly

Please be aware this is not necessarily your jeans size. Many of us underestimate our waist size, so please make sure you measure yours with a tape measure.Use your fingers to feel for your bottom rib, and the top of your hip bone then measure around your body directly in between these two points. Take a look at the diagram if you are unsure.

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

Many of us are not the height or weight we think we are. Please make sure to measure your height with a tape measure and your weight with scales.

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

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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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