Nationally there is a great push to help prevent people getting Type 2 diabetes.
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme aims to tackle Type 2 diabetes by encouraging people at high risk to change their behaviour and avoid developing the condition.
Sandwell residents that are at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes can access the programme for free, at sessions that are running across the borough.
The programme involves 13 sessions over 12 months. Some of the sessions are group-based and will be fun and friendly. Sessions will include top tips to eat healthy, be more active and how to maintain positive wellbeing.
If you think you are at risk of diabetes, you can take an online assessment to run through some questions. In order to sign up to the free “Healthier You” programme, you need to have a blood test that can either be done at your GP surgery, or at an NHS Health Check.
To be eligible for the programme you need to:
If you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme delivered by Living Well Taking Control, can make a huge difference to your life, and that of your friends and family.
There’s loads of local support available if the above programme isn’t for you.
Healthy Sandwell have loads of services set up to help residents get active, eat healthy and maintain a healthy weight. Visit the other areas of the website to explore what is on offer, and find the support that is right for you.
Send an enquiry to our friendly Healthy Sandwell team.