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About The Programme

Your journey

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is free to people at risk of Type 2 diabetes.

You may have been identified as at risk by your GP, a health professional or by using the Check Your Risk test.

The programme will help you improve your health and lifestyle - and reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

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.

There are three ways to take part in the programme:

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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

Face-to-Face

13 friendly and supportive group-based sessions over nine months with a trained Health Coach.

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Face-to-Face - How it works

A trained Health Coach will help you make a number of simple and sustainable changes to your lifestyle.

You will be supported through a series of behaviour change ideas in a group.

Over next nine months you will attend 13 sessions with us.

The first four sessions are fortnightly, then monthly from then on.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 Session 1 Sessions 2 to 4 Sessions 5 to 13 You will meet your Health Coach and group. Fun and interactive support and advice sessions will help you start your journey with us. With your Health Coach, you will set realistic goals and learn to build balanced meals, increase your activity levels, tackle negative thought patterns and setbacks. These will be small, incremental changes to a healthier you. You will learn to sustain your new lifestyle. You will return to your GP to have another blood test and look for an improvement in your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Digital

On your phone or online using our app, plus regular contact from a Health Coach.

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Digital - How it works

You will use the Second Nature app to take part in the programme on your phone.

The app will support you through a series of behaviour change ideas with access to a support group and Health Coach.

Over next nine months you will work your way through the programme to build and maintain healthy habits in the long term.

Remote

In online video sessions with a Health Coach if you need additional support with access.

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Remote - How it works

If you need support with access or adjusted content, you can take the programme on video call with a trained Health Coach.

They will help you make a number of simple and sustainable changes to your lifestyle.

Over next nine months you will attend 13 sessions with us.

The first four sessions are fortnightly, then monthly from then on.

  • Visually Impaired

    Your sessions will be in maximum groups of eight, with support provided by RNIB.

    Sessions will be hosted on Zoom.

  • Hearing Impaired

    Your sessions will be in maximum groups of eight, with support provided by Clarion.

    Sessions will be hosted on Clarion’s Video Platform with BSL interpreters.

  • Bangladeshi/Pakistani

    Your sessions will feature cultural adaptations, with support provided by Language Line interpreters.

    Sessions will be hosted on Zoom and available in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Pashto and Gujarati.

  • Women with Previous Gestational Diabetes

    Your sessions will be adapted to incorporate appropriate receipes and exercise.

    Sessions will be hosted on Zoom.

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    NHS service

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    Simple lifestyle changes

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    Trained Health Coaches

96%

said we have helped them improve their diet and habits

98%

said their Healthier You Coach was supportive