World Diabetes Day is on 14 November every year. It’s a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes.

Analysis has shown that hundreds of people living with diabetes, die prematurely every week in England and Wales, with many of these deaths being caused by avoidable complications. Around 850,000 people in the UK have Type 2 diabetes, but don’t know they have it, because they have not been diagnosed.

Lions UK is working with Diabetes UK to help raise awareness of this urgent public health issue. Our vision is to “Reduce the prevalence of diabetes and improve the quality of life for those diagnosed“.

What can YOU do?

  • Limit your alcohol
  • Cook with olive oil instead of butter
  • Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week
  • Cut sugar out of your diet
  • Go nuts for a snack
  • Eat 3 daily servings of vegetables

For more information on prevention and living with diabetes visit

You can also use the “Know Your Risk Tool” to find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Over 1.5m have used it so far. This free online tool takes just around 3 minutes. Go to

The Bexhill Diabetes Support Group can be found at:

Know it… Fight it