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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > June/July 2018 > YOUR TYPE 2 DIABETES PREVENTION PLAN


One in five of us is at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The good news is a healthy lifestyle can stop it developing – and slash your risk of complications
EMMA ELVIN is a dietician and clinical adviser for Diabetes UK

In the UK, an estimated 4.5 million of us have diabetes, and the vast majority have type 2. Type 1 diabetes, which is less common, occurs when your pancreas can’t produce any insulin – the hormone that helps your cells use the glucose for energy – due to an autoimmune response. It’s most common in childhood, but can develop at any age. There are a range of other types of diabetes, including maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), which is caused by a gene mutation. These types are rare but all can lead to very serious health complications if they’re not managed.

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