If you have pre-diabetes, the Healthier You: Derby & Derbyshire Diabetes Prevention Programme can help you to make changes to your lifestyle.
Healthier You is aimed at people aged 18 and over who have been identified as being at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The nine month programme, delivered by ICS Healthcare, covers topics such as healthy diets, appropriate exercise and weight management all of which have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.
You can find out more about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Become part of the programme
There are a number of ways that you can become part of the Healthier You programme.
GP or nurse referral
Your GP or nurse may have told you that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes following a blood test. You may receive a letter inviting you onto the scheme. If not ask them to refer you onto the Healthier You programme.
If you are concerned that you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes then you can ask your GP to carry out a blood test. If the results confirm that you are at high risk then you should be invited to take part in the Healthier You programme.
For questions and self referral contact ICS Healthcare 0333 577 3010 (8am-6pm Monday – Thursday and 8am-5pm Friday).
NHS Health Check
You may have discovered at your NHS Health Check that you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Ask the Health Check professional to refer you onto the Healthier You programme.
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. It’s aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74 without a pre-existing medical condition. Find out more about the NHS Health Check.
You may have had your risk assessed at a local event or on the Diabetes UK website. If you are shown to be at high risk then ask your practice nurse to arrange the necessary blood tests. If the tests confirm that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes they will then refer you into the Healthier You service.