NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
Certain groups of people are at high-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but you can help prevent it by making some changes to your lifestyle - eating healthily, being more active and losing weight.
First you must find out if you are at high risk of developing the condition and all you need to know is your waist size and weight. You must be 18 or over to complete this health check and please note the results will not be accurate if you are pregnant.
Please use this link to access the health check - Type 2 Diabetes - Know Your Risk
If you're at moderate or high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, please contact your practice nurse or GP to arrange the necessary blood tests to confirm your risk to Type 2 Diabetes. If required they will be able to refer you to your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) service for help and support in preventing Type 2 diabetes.
Find out more about the programme and what to expect on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The NHS Programme provides great support and benefits with the risk of Type 2 diabetes significantly reduced if people make positive changes to their diet, weight and increase the amount of physical activity they do.
Local DPP courses in Lincolnshire
Here in North East Lincolnshire we have had many successful courses with the Programme since it started back in June 2016, with 100% of our GP Practices taking part. Our referrals, uptake and retention on the programme have been positive.
To date 7600 individuals across Lincolnshire have been referred to the programme as part of over 121 groups that have either ran or are currently running.
If you would like to hear about some of the successes locally, here are two examples of people who have benefited greatly from attending a course.
Cally - (DPP Course Grimsby)
You can also read more stories from people in other areas running the DPP courses - DPP Success Stories