Xyla Health and Wellbeing (providers of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme)

Contact details

Telephone 0333 577 3010

Address Floor 2, Fountain House, S Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QX



What is Type 2 diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of glucose in the blood to become too high which can lead to numerous complications such as heart disease, stroke, vision loss, kidney failure, nerve damage and amputations.

How will Healthier You benefit me?

You will feel empowered to lead a healthier lifestyle as a result of having a new understanding of how your body works and how different foods affect your blood glucose. You will be able to apply that knowledge to your own lifestyle in a way that suits you. We will help to support you in bringing those elevated levels of glucose within your blood back down into a healthy range, or at the very least, prevent them from elevating into the Type 2 diabetes range.

How can I join the programme?

If you're 18 or over and:

1) Have a prediabetic blood result in the last 12 months (HbA1c 42-47.9mmol/mol or 6-6.4%, or fasting plasma glucose result 5.5 –6.9 mmol/l), your GP can refer you. Or you can self-refer using your blood result, the date of the blood test and your NHS number (which can be found on your NHS app) by calling 0333 577 3010 or visiting

2) If you have a history of gestational diabetes, are not pregnant and you have had a blood test from your GP within the last 12 months with a HbA1c less than 48mmol/mol or less than 6.5%, or fasting plasma glucose result less than 6.9 mmol/l, your GP can refer you onto the programme. Or you can self-refer using your blood result, the date of the blood test and your NHS number (which can be found on your NHS app) by calling 0333 577 3010

3) For the general public who don't have a recent blood test result, you can establish if you could be at risk of Type 2 diabetes by completing a short questionnaire called the Know Your Risk Tool on the NHS website: Those who score moderate to high risk (a score of 16+) on this Know Your Risk questionnaire will be advised to book a blood test at their GP surgery to receive a blood test to identify if you're eligible for the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

How is the programme delivered?

The programme can be accessed as a face‑to‑face, group‑based programme, digitally via app coaching, or even remotely for specialist groups. You can also access the programme via our digital service, delivered 100% online through our partner, Oviva. You can access the service via their app on your smartphone, laptop or computer.

Xyla Health & Wellbeing's face-to-face service:

The programme consists of 13 sessions lasting 1‑2 hours over 9 months. This includes an initial one‑to‑one assessment to provide a programme overview and discuss a personalised action plan. Your initial assessment is followed by group sessions in your local community where you can meet a group of like‑minded people also on their health journey. These sessions, that are also available on evenings and weekends, focus on understanding diabetes, building a healthy diet, physical activity, and creating healthy habits. You will also receive a one‑to‑one review at the end of the programme to review your progress and set goals for continued healthy living.

What are risk factors of diabetes?

Some of the risk factors which can increase your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • Being inactive
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having high cholesterol
  • Having a close family member with Type 2 diabetes
  • Giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds

How do I know if I'm at risk of Type 2 diabetes?

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms?

• Excessive thirst

• Frequent urination

• Drowsiness and tiredness

• Weakness

• Blurred vision

• Cuts that don't heal

Referral Process:
  • Self Referral