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Empty seats at type 2 diabetes prevention programmes contribute to thousands of unnecessary deaths every year.

Action Diabetes

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Recently, One Black Bear pitched for a project designed to urge those referred by their GP to a diabetes prevention programme to make sure they turn up on the day.

We weren't successful in our pitch but still felt compelled to act against a condition that can result in loss of sight, limbs and even death.

Out of 48,000 patients referred, only 18,000 actually turn up to programmes. There are also 5 million people at risk of developing Type 2.

These figures were made all the more poignant by our team having close relatives and friends who manage their Type 2 symptoms on a 24/7 basis.

As our film states, simply by taking a seat, you could prevent Type 2 diabetes taking a life.

Action Diabetes

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Diabetes is often linked to being overweight. That means there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing it. Use the links below to find out more.

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