Reducing levels of type 2 Diabetes is aim

HEALTH bosses in Worcester and Malvern are supporting Diabetes Prevention Week this week and encouraging those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to act now to reduce the likelihood of them developing the condition.

One of the main aims of the week is raising awareness of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which offers support to patients to help them build on their own motivation to make realistic changes to their lives, including what they eat and how active they are.

Access to the programme is via referral from a GP, for anyone who has had a blood test in the last 12 months showing they are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. Patients can also request a referral from their GP, if they’ve not yet been offered the programme, but know they’re at risk.

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