Type 2 diabetes

Check if you have type 2 diabetes

Many people have type 2 diabetes and don’t realise. This is because the symptoms develop slowly and don’t necessarily make you feel unwell. People are often diagnosed with diabetes when they go to their GP with another problem.

How to tell if you have type 2 diabetes

Symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:

You're more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes if you are:

When to see your GP

See your GP if you have any of the symptoms of diabetes, or you are worried you may have a higher risk of developing it.

Your GP can diagnose diabetes, although you will need a blood test which you may need to go your local hospital for.

The earlier diabetes is diagnosed and treatment starts, the better. Untreated diabetes can damage your organs and lead to complications. Doing something about your diabetes early, reduces this risk.

You can book an appointment online or over the phone.

Book an appointment

Phone: 0888 123 456

Preparing for your appointment

Your GP can test your urine at the surgery. You may also be able to have a blood test at your GP surgery, or you may be referred to your local health center or hospital.

To get the most out of your appointment, it may help you to write down some questions beforehand. These might include: