Type 2 Diabetes – Self Referral

People concerned about developing Type 2 diabetes have until 31 March to assess their risk and join a free online programme to help them reduce their chances of developing the condition.

This route onto the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) has been developed by NHS England to allow people to refer themselves onto the course without the need to see a GP first.

12% of the total adult population in Suffolk and north east Essex are estimated to be at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, but the disease can be prevented with a few simple lifestyle changes.

The NDPP has had huge success nationally. It works with people as individuals and helps them choose a healthy diet to suit them and a manageable exercise routine that will work around the rest of their day-to-day commitments.

Check your risk using the DiabetesUK Know Your Risk Tool before it’s too late. Type 2 diabetes is a deceptively dangerous condition.” https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/Know-your-risk-dtc/   This link also provides more information about the programme and usual referral routes into it.