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Diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems, the most common of which is vision loss and blindness in people of working age. To avoid this and other complications of Type 2 Diabetes, NHS Fife offers a range of free and confidential health improvement programmes, tailored to your own needs. To get advice and help if you think that you may be at risk of developing T2D, you can call 01383 674086 or fill in the online form on the Walkaway from Type 2 Diabetes page.

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes is a health condition where your body doesn’t make enough insulin or your insulin doesn’t work properly. This means the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high.

Over the long-term, high glucose levels in your blood can lead to damage to the body, including heart, eyes, feet and kidneys. But this damage can be prevented or delayed, and we’re here to help.

If you think you may be at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, or if you have been recently identified as having the condition, there are a number of steps and small lifestyle changes you can make to prevent or to help reverse the disease.

These include:

  • losing weight if you're overweight, and maintaining a healthy weight
  • eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • stopping smoking if you smoke
  • drinking alcohol in moderation
  • taking plenty of regular exercise

We know that this is not always easy, but you are not alone, and free help and advice is available now.

More about Diabetes

Find out more about the condition on these websites.

Type 2 diabetes - Illnesses & conditions | NHS inform
Diabetes UK - Know diabetes. Fight diabetes. | Diabetes UK
mydiabetesmyway - Information Site (