The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme identifies people at high risk and offers them support to make positive changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The programme is a partnership between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, working with private providers and local authorities. The service is being delivered in Northern England by Ingeus UK.
In the UK, around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year and five million people in England are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and is not linked to lifestyle, Type 2 is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.
Access to the Healthier You programme will be through GP referral, however members of the public can find out if they are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by visiting www.diabetes.co.uk/knowyourrisk.