COVID-19:

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

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    Simple lifestyle changes

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    Nine months of support

How it works

You will be supported through a series of behaviour change ideas. These will improve your health and lifestyle - and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

If you are taking part in a group class with a Health Adviser there are 13 group sessions in total. All sessions are currently online and on the phone to ensure Covid-19 secure access to the service.

You will work through four key areas of learning: Be Aware, Take Control, Eat Well and Move More.

Sessions are fortnightly for the first month before moving to four weekly.

The programme is designed to be informal, interactive and supportive. Everyone will be working together and supporting each other.

As you progress you will start to feel healthier through the changes you make to your own lifestyle. They key part of the programme is ensuring these changes are sustainable - now and in the future.

Your Health Coach will give you all the guidance and support you need.

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    Be Aware

    Understanding health risks

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    Take Control

    Behaviour change

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    Eat Well

    Nutrition guidance

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    Move More

    Physical activity support

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

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96%

said we have helped them improve their diet and habits

98%

said their Healthier You Coach was supportive

Our Locations

Reed Wellbeing is reponsible for delivering Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in:

  • Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Cheshire & Merseyside
  • Mid & South Essex
  • Norfolk & Waveney
  • Staffordshire & Stoke
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
Peterborough & Cambridgeshire NorfolkCheshireStaffordshireMersysideSouth YorkshireWest YorkshireMid & South Essex

Our partners

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

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