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Healthier You (Diabetes prevention programme)

If you are found to be at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes you may be eligible for your local Healthier You service, which will provide valuable support to help you put your health back in your hands and reduce your risk of, or even stop you, developing Type 2 diabetes.

You’ll get the chance to meet other people looking to lower their risk and may be able to speak to trained professionals online and over the phone too.

We know it can be tough to make lifestyle changes but with the right help it is possible to make the simple changes that can significantly reduce your risk, or even stop you developing Type 2 diabetes in the first place. Do it for yourself and also do it for the people who care about you.

Here’s how you can be referred to your local Healthier You service:

  • Your GP or nurse may have told you that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Ask them to refer you to your local Healthier You service
  • You may have discovered in your NHS Health Check that you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Ask the Health Check professional to refer you to your local Healthier You service.
  • You may have had your risk assessed at a local event or on the Diabetes UK website. If you have been advised to, ask your practice nurse to arrange the necessary blood tests and refer you to your local Healthier You service, if the test confirms that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

To find out more visit www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk

06/03/2017