Type 2 Diabetes - Know your risk

There are over 185,000 people in North West London who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Furthermore, we estimate there are another 40,000 who are undiagnosed. Do you, or someone in your family have any of the risk factors below?


Type 2 risk factors

  • If you’re over 40 and white, or over 25 and African-Caribbean, Black-African, Arab, Chinese or South Asian

  • Family history of diabetes

  • If you're overweight

  • High blood pressure

  • History of a heart attack or stroke

  • History of schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression, or if you are receiving treatment with anti-psychotic medication

  • If you've had polycystic ovaries, gestational diabetes, or a baby weighing over 10 pounds


If you or a family member are at risk of type 2 you can join a free programme called Healthier You. Thousands from NWL have already started it. You can check your risk today on this free tool.


Check if you or a family member are at risk now

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes could be a life saving thing to do but it can be simple and quick. Diabetes UK, in partnership with University of Leicester and the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, has developed an online tool to help you work out your risk. 

All you need is:

1. Your height
2. Your weight
3. Your waist measurement

So grab the scales and a tape measure and you’re ready.

To calculate your risk score for developing type 2 diabetes click on the 'Check your risk' link above.

Please note: You must be over 18 to use this tool. The results will also not be accurate if you are pregnant. The Know Your Risk tool is not a diagnostic tool. It is designed for people without a current diagnosis of diabetes and is intended to highlight a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 10 years. The results are not medical advice. If you are at risk or concerned about diabetes, we advise visiting a healthcare professional for further information.

Learn more about type 2 prevention with our eLearning courses