Type 2 diabetes in the UK South Asian Population - An update from the South Asian Health Foundation

The South Asian population of the UK is an important target group for type 2 diabetes prevention and screening programmes, as these individuals are at a higher risk of developing the condition than white European people.

This document has been developed to offer advice to all healthcare professionals involved in the management of South Asian people with type 2 diabetes in the UK. It aims to provide a brief overview of what is known about type 2 diabetes in the South Asian population of the UK and, where appropriate, to recommend how treatment decisions might be optimised.