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Diabetes Prevention Programme

  

Personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of the national programme which by 2020 is expected to provide support to 100,000 individuals each year.

Those referred to the service will receive tailored, personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.

ICS Health and Wellbeing have teamed up with the CCGs in Coventry and Warwickshire to offer the NDPP.

There is an opportunity for approximately 3,500 people to benefit from this service over the next 2 years (2018 -2020).

The NDPP has been piloted across a number of C&W practices and the provider  ICS is now seeking interest from individual practices who wish to be included in the next phase of the programme –  email contact for further details

Referral criteria:

  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Registered with a GP practice in Coventry & Warwickshire
  • HbA1c between 42-47 mmol/mol (6.0%-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l within the last 12 months
  • Not pregnant
  • Able to take part in light/ moderate physical activity
  • Referral via referral form scwcsu.coventrywarwickshire@nhs.net

About the programme

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service is free to all those at risk of Type 2 diabetes registered with a local GP

Once referred to the programme the following stages are undertaken:

  • Stage 1: Initial one-to-one assessment with Health & Wellbeing coach

Height, weight, waist circumference and a finger prick blood sample if required

  • Stage 2: Joining a Healthy Foundations group

X-PERT Health nutrition sessions and physical activity drawing on healthy lifestyle advice

  • Stage 3: Joining a Prevention Plus group session

Building on the dietary knowledge gained during the Healthy Foundations sessions

  • Stage 4: Six and nine month one to one reviews

Monitoring of measurements, including height, weight, waist circumference and a finger prick blood sample

Sessions are held at various locations with times to suit patients, including day, evenings and weekends.

Further referral information including leaflets in different languages

Follow shortcut for ICS: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Refer using approved form (see right)

Send securely using nhs email : scwcsu.coventrywarwickshire@nhs.net

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