Living Well Taking Control
Welcome to Living Well Taking Control
Your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service
Over 5 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 represents 90% of all diabetes and is largely caused by lifestyle factors. The good news is that it can be avoided by making changes in diet and exercise habits.
Our mission is to support you in making your own changes to reduce the likelihood of you developing Type 2 diabetes and its associated health complications.
Are You at Risk?
To join the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme you will need to be referred by a healthcare professional. If you think you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes you can ask your GP for a blood test.
If you are not sure whether or not you are at risk, you can start by using the handy calculator below.
You are most likely at risk if you:
Are over 25 and Chinese, South Asian, African-Caribbean or Black-African
Are over 40 and White
Are overweight – especially if you are large around the middle
Have a close family member with diabetes
Have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke
Have ever had schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression, or if you are receiving treatment with antipsychotic medication
Are a woman who’s had polycystic ovaries, gestational diabetes, or a baby weighing over 10 pounds
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