#talkaboutdiabetes – Men’s Health Week
Men’s Health Week launches today and this year’s campaign focuses on raising awareness of diabetes in men.
More than three million people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes – and it’s estimated that a further 12 million people are at an increased risk of developing the condition. A major risk factor for Type 2 diabetes is being overweight, especially if you carry excess weight around your middle.
Men are now more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than women, with studies showing they’re also more likely to experience life-changing consequences, such as damage to the heart, eyes and kidneys.
The good news is that losing weight can substantially reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Slimming World’s generous weight loss plan is based on healthy foods such as fruit and veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, poultry and fish. It puts you in control of what you eat and when, so you can enjoy your favourite meals and enjoy fabulous weight losses, too.
Take a look at some of Slimming World’s male weight loss winners who’ve reduced their risk of Type 2 diabetes...
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You'll find more delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.