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Telephone 0333 577 3010

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

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Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Every 2 minutes someone is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It's estimated around 5 million people across England are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Sadly, many people will go on to develop the condition simply because they don't know enough about the condition and how to prevent it. We know 3 in 5 cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and this can be achieved by making lifestyle changes with the support of your Local NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms?

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequency urination
  • Drowsiness and tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts that don't heal

If you notice any of these symptoms, this may be a sign that you're at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please visit your GP for advice as you may be eligible for the free NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

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

If you would like to assess your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, please visit your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes prevention website and complete a short questionnaire: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc.

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is open to those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to help reduce their chances of developing the condition. The programme consists of a mixture of 1-to-1 and group sessions delivered by specially trained health and wellbeing coaches. Throughout the programme participants learn how to prevent diabetes by incorporating healthier eating, physical activity, problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives. More information on the eligibility criteria can be found on the NHS website: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/referrers/leicester/.

The health problems associated with Type 2 diabetes can be profound, serious and life changing. It can affect many different organs across the body and lead to chronic complications such as:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Vision loss and blindness
  • Kidney failure
  • Nerve damage
  • Foot problems like diabetic foot disease

To access the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, there are a number of referral pathways:

1) The first is via a direct referral from your GP following a blood test which indicates pre-diabetes. Or if you have a history of Gestational Diabetes then your GP is eligible to refer you with a normal blood sugar result.

2) If you have had blood test taken from your GP within the last 24 months which indicates pre-diabetes, you can refer yourself onto the programme using your NHS number, GP surgery name, blood test result and the date of the blood test on the NHS website: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/referral/.

3) For the general public who don't have a recent blood test result, you can establish if you are at risk of Type 2 diabetes by completing a short questionnaire called the Know Your Risk Tool on the NHS website: https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc. Those who score moderate to high risk (a score of 16+) on this Know Your Risk questionnaire will be automatically be invited to sign up for the programme if they wish to. Please note this pathway is set to expire on 30th September 2021.

Referral Process:
  • Self Referral

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