Over 45,000 people are already diagnosed with diabetes in Suffolk and North Essex an estimated 7,500 people are still undiagnosed.
The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is available across East and West Suffolk as well as North East Essex.
OneLife Suffolk are working closely with GP. Practices to identify eligible Patients and invite them on to the programme.
It is a 9-month programme and aims to help people take control of their diet, weight and the amount of exercise they do.
If you have been told you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and haven’t already been referred, ask your GP, Nurse or NHS Health Check professional to refer you to your local Healthier-You programme.
You can also refer yourself online here: www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk/self-referral/
Or by phoning ICS Health on 0333 577 3010.
(To self-refer you will need your NHS number, your latest HbA1c reading and the date it was carried out.)
For more information, please visit https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/