The Make Type 2 Diabetes Different campaign, initiated and funded by Novo Nordisk, aims to help people with type 2 diabetes and the public understand the condition, and how making small lifestyle changes could help people to manage it.
In the UK, type 2 diabetes is between 2.5 to 5 times more common in people of South Asian ethnicity than in people of white European ethnicity, and it may develop up to ten years earlier than the general population.
The resources on this page have been adapted or translated to be more relevant to people with type 2 diabetes from South Asian communities in the UK.
On this page you will find:
The information included on this page is for general information and is not a replacement for medical advice. Always consult your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet, exercise, or management of your type 2 diabetes.
Insulin is the main hormone that helps regulate your blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is a condition which means your body does not respond properly to the insulin it produces (known as 'insulin resistance'), and/or it cannot make enough insulin. This leads to high levels of sugar in your blood, which is known as hyperglycaemia.
In this video, available below in English, Bengali and Punjabi, GP Dr Amir Khan explains what insulin resistance means and why, if you have insulin resistance, making small changes to your lifestyle may help to manage it.
In this video, available in English, Bengali and Punjabi, GP Dr Amir Khan explains how starting with small changes to your lifestyle could help give you the confidence and motivation to manage your type 2 diabetes.
Dr Amir Khan was paid by Novo Nordisk for his input into the development of the resources on this webpage. The Make Type 2 Diabetes Different campaign and expert steering committee were initiated, organised and funded by Novo Nordisk. All steering committee members were paid for their involvement in the campaign.
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