Preventing diabetes has never been more important

The facts

Type 2 diabetes is a really serious disease.

Many people with it experience life-changing complications and symptoms.

There is early evidence of a link between diabetes, unhealthy weight and additional risk of Covid-19 coronavirus complications.

But developing Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.

Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can help you take control and prevent the disease from developing.

Get started by checking your risk

Our service is available online, on the phone and face-to-face in Covid-19 secure environments

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Your journey

Use the Risk Test to start your journey or get referred by your GP. You can take the programme either in group classes or on your own digital journey via an app.

You’ll meet your Health Coach who will remain with you throughout the programme.

You will work through the programme either in your group or on the app and learn a series of behaviour change ideas. These will help you improve your health and lifestyle - and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

You will get lots of support from your Health Coach and other participants in the programme community.

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    Simple lifestyle changes

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    Nine months of support

Our partners

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a joint partnership between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK.

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  • Diabetes UK