This year, National Diabetes Week will run from 11 – 17 July and this year the focus is on challenging diabetes-related stigma.
If you’re diabetic, you’ll know the impact diabetes has on your life and how it impacts other aspects of your health, including mental health. Having a good care plan and a caring GP can help you manage your diabetes, so this National Diabetes Week, ask your GP about what a good care plan looks like.
Know your risk
It is also important that you know your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. You can use this Diabetes risk assessment tool to check your risk. If you score over 12 then you should book an appointment with your GP immediately.