Our communities

We have developed this section specifically to help all our communities find the right resources both quickly and easily. 

Diabetes impacts different communities in different ways, we all like to eat different foods, move in different ways and manage our health in a way that suits us.  These pages are here to help you better manage your diabetes condition.


Type 2 diabetes is up to six times more likely to develop in someone from an African, Asian, Arab or other ethnic minority groups than someone from the general white British population. Risk factors include age, weight, and family history.

Watch this short video to learn more about type 2 diabetes.

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We have this handy tool called ReachDeck (see orange icon at the bottom right of the page) that can help turn our pages into a language you understand.

This video will show you how to use each feature on the ReachDeck toolbar.


To help manage your diabetes condition you will find culturally specific resources that will help to raise awareness, expand knowledge, provide inspiration, and improve dietary habits.

From help with specific ethnic cuisines to assisting you achieve a higher level of wellness, this section is being developed to help you achieve your goal of becoming a healthier you.

The new REWIND programme helps you to lose weight, reduce medication, and even achieve remission.


Get inspired by Ibrahim

Ibrahim has reduced his risk of complications from type 2 diabetes by changing his diet. Watch him share his story.

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Get inspired by Fatima

Fatima was worried about her type 2 diabetes, but she knew she had to sit down and sort it out with her doctor.

She changed her diet and started exercising a bit more. It was difficult at first, as she had to give up all the sugar she was eating.

Slowly she got used to it and lost 15 kilos over two years. She has halved her diabetes tablets from two to just one a day. She hopes to come off her diabetes medication soon.