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Diabetes programmes and resources

Published on 30 August 2023 12:15 PM

Follow-up programmes and information sources for Diabetes

If you are interested in finding out more about your risk of type 2 diabetes, or managing a diagnosed condition, the following resources might be helpful.

Diabetes Risk Score

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today....

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, also known as the Healthier You programme, identifies people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and refers them onto a nine-month, lifestyle change programme. It is a joint service from NHS England and Diabetes UK.

People on the face-to-face group service receive support to manage their weight, eat more healthily and be more physically active – which together have been proven to reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

NHS Health Checks

You can have an NHS Health Check if you're aged 40 to 74 and you have not had a stroke, or do not already have a pre-existing health condition. If this applies to you, you can expect to receive a letter from a GP surgery or local authority inviting you for an NHS Health Check every 5 years.

GP Blood Tests

Remind your GP that you will need a blood test to check your blood glucose level at least once a year.

Morelife Weight Management Programmes

Morelife provides weight management programmes for adults, designed to create long-lasting shifts in behaviour and give clients the tools and support they need to achieve their health goals.

Age UK Islington Get Togethers

Age UK Islington runs regular free and affordable social groups and gentle exercise classes online and in a range of community venues across Islington.  Call the Age UK Islington helpline on 020 7281 6018 if you’d like help to find the right group for you.

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