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Diabetes prevention week

Every two minutes someone finds out that they have Type 2 diabetes. In the UK, there are 3.7 million people diagnosed with Type 2 and this figure keeps growing – if current trends persist then one in 10 people will develop Type 2 diabetes by 2035. This upward trend, however, is preventable.

There is strong evidence that a healthier diet and lifestyle can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in those at high risk. Knowing where to start in cutting out unhealthy foods and increasing your exercise levels can seem a little daunting, and this is where the Healthier You programme steps in.

If you are found to be at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, either by your GP or our online checker, you can access your local Healthier You service, which will provide valuable support to help you put your health back in your hands and reduce your risk.

What is the Healthier You programme?

  • The Healthier You programme provides guidance on eating healthily, managing weight and being more active. It is a sustained lifestyle change programme, delivered locally, in local settings or online.
  • You will have an initial one-to-one assessment which will look at your health and wellbeing, understand your individual needs and work out what you’d like to achieve through the programme.
  • You’ll get the chance to meet other people looking to lower their risk and will be able to speak to trained professionals.
  • You’ll have a one-to-one review at the end of the programme to assess your achievements and consider your goals once you’ve finished the programme.

Why not use Diabetes Prevention Week as a good reason to get your risk level checked. It only takes two minutes to use our online checker, and it could mean the difference between developing Type 2 diabetes or not:

It might be the most important thing you do today.

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