This programme is a joint commitment from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK to identify and provide support for people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
It aims to delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 Diabetes by supporting people to achieve a healthy weight, be physically active and adopt a healthy diet.
NHS St Helens CCG continues to work with the National Diabetes Prevention Programme Team National Programme Team since 2016 to support its implementation and roll out across the region.
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is designed for people who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Some of the known risk factors can't be changed, but there are others you have control of every day and you can affect your level of risk by the choices you make.
The risk of Type 2 diabetes can be reduced significantly by reducing your weight, increasing the amount of physical activity that you do and improving your diet. Your local Healthier You: NHS DPP service can support you in taking action in all these areas.
If you are not sure whether or not you are at risk, you can use this Risk Assessment tool to find out. If the results indicate that you are at high risk of developing diabetes, ask your GP for a blood test to check your status and refer you to the programme.
You can access the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in the following ways:
More information and resources can be accessed below to find out more about this programme:
GPs and other healthcare professionals can find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to refer patients.