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Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common type of diabetes.

This means you have high blood sugar levels due to your body not making enough of a hormone called insulin, or what it makes not working properly,  known as insulin resistance.

More information and support

Diabetes UK

The Diabetes UK website offers more information on Type 2 diabetes or you can call Diabetes UK on 0345 123 2399 (local call rate).

Type 2 Diabetes – Know Your Risk

Around 13.6 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Unlike Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes can sometimes be prevented. Find out your risk today click the link above.

Bradford District and Craven Dietitians

Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Airedale NHS Trust have dietitians who offer individualised support and information to people living with diabetes.

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Call: 01535 294758 (answerphone outside office hours) or click here to email.

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Call: 01274 323729 or click here to email.

NHS Better Health – Lose Weight

The NHS Better Health webpage has information about losing weight and support that is available.

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, you may be able to join the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme. It’s a free 12 week programme available on a smartphone, tablet or computer. Click the link above to find out more.

Pocket Medic

Pocket Medic has a number of videos about type 2 diabetes available on their website.