There are currently five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes.
There is strong international evidence which demonstrates how behavioural interventions, which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.
The national diabetes prevention programme aims to identify those at high risk and refers them onto a behaviour change programme. This provides tailored, personalised help including education on lifestyle choices, advice on how to reduce weight through healthier eating and a bespoke physical activity programme.
The Diabetes UK Risk Score can help you find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
To find out more about local support for diabetes prevention: click here.
And for online education courses supporting diabetes prevention: Diabetes Education.