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At risk of diabetes? You can refer yourself for extra support

everydayupsanddowns

Administrator
Staff member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
As part of a pilot programme, people at risk of developing T2 diabetes in England can now refer themselves for additional supoort as part of the NHS diabetes prevention programme. (If you live in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland you will still need contact your GP if your risk is moderate or high).

This is partly a response to the reduction in referrals to the prevention programme by GPs because of reductions in routine appointments, blood tests etc. due to the pandemic.

The fist step would be to complete Diabetes UK’s ‘Know Your Risk’ tool. If this shows that you are at “high” or “moderate” risk of developing diabetes, you should proceed to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme - https://www.diabetes.org.uk/prevention-programme This is a postcode search page which identifies the local Healthier You service and provides contact details – this may be telephone, email etc. You can then contact the local service and enrol in their local programme(s). Currently these sessions will be delivered remotely.

This is not intended as a replacement for GP services so you should also discuss your results with your GP, via a phone appointment if possible.

If you give this a go, let us know how it works out for you :)
 

MAC2020

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
At risk of diabetes
This was the Healthier You prevention programme I attended a couple of years ago, at the time referred by my GP and had weekly group meetings with weigh-ins (keeping you accountable) after work, then monthly check-ins. It was very informative and useful, so would highly recommend it. The information sinks in over time!
 

Dollypolly

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Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
What of Scotland
 

Dollypolly

Well-Known Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
I forgot about that I’ll have a gander
 
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