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National Diabetes Prevention Programme

Most people would be shocked to know that around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.

There are currently 3.4 million people with Type 2 diabetes in England with around 200,000 new diagnoses every year. The good news is Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.  There is strong evidence which demonstrates how changes supporting people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.

If you have been identified as pre diabetic and would like to attend one of the Diabetes Prevention Programmes contact the surgery to request a referral.