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Growing confidence in myself – Joan’s story

Growing confidence in myself – Joan’s story

Joan was referred to our Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme through her GP, where she was welcomed by one of our Health Coaches who got to know her and her circumstances.

Together, they discussed the important changes needed to her current lifestyle that could help reduce her risk of Type 2 Diabetes.

Our service is designed to equip people with the knowledge they need to make longer-term changes to their lifestyle. Joan attended healthy eating cooking classes, as well as sessions to build her knowledge on nutrition and how to shop healthily; this gave Joan a better understanding of her body’s needs and equipped her with the right tools to make lasting change.

During a recent appointment, Joan said:

“I was referred to the Diabetes Prevention Programme by my doctor, where I followed the recommendations given to me, which focused on my diet and exercise.

“I have already lost weight and I’m feeling more energetic, and confident in myself.”