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Some things that increase your risk of diabetes you can’t change. These are known as ‘non-modifiable’ risk factors and include:
But others, known as ‘modifiable risk factors’ you can do something about and so lower your risk. These include:
As a guide:
If any of these risk factors apply to you – particularly your ethnicity or family history of diabetes - you should make an appointment with your GP to discuss your overall risk and if necessary have a diabetes test.
Once you know the outcome, you and your GP can discuss and agree an action plan.
Get fit from the comfort of your chair, increase mobility and improve flexibility with our easy-to-follow fitness videos and DVDs.
Keeping mobile is the key to an independent life. This leaflet offers advice on staying fit and active, and looks at sources of help if you do have problems getting around.
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