Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
In England in 2010, there were approximately 3.1 million people aged 16 or over with diabetes (both diagnosed and undiagnosed).
By 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 4.6 million, with 90% of those affected having type 2 diabetes (see below).
The charity Diabetes UK estimates that around 850,000 people in England have diabetes, but haven’t been diagnosed.
Many more people have blood glucose (sugar) levels above the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed as having diabetes. This is sometimes known as “pre-diabetes”, and if you have it you have a greater risk of developing full-blown diabetes.
Take this quick and simple test to find out if you’re at risk of type 2 diabetes. Please note, this tool may not be accurate for anyone undergoing treatment for diabetes.
Take this short test to discover your risk of having or developing type 2 diabetes.
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45