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Diabetes Prevention Programme

Please refer or signpost eligible patients to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. 

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. While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and is not linked to lifestyle, Type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.

One in six of all people in hospital have diabetes – while diabetes is often not the reason for admission, they often need a longer stay in hospital, are more likely to be re admitted and their risk of dying is higher.

As well as the human cost, Type 2 diabetes treatment accounts for just under nine per cent of the annual NHS budget. This is around £8.8 billion a year.

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.

Support Patients to 'Check their Risk' of possible diagnosis:

  • Patients can also be signposted to self refer using the following tool here - Check Your Risk | | Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention (reedwellbeing.com)
  • Practice staff including non-clinical colleagues can refer eligible patients via the practice clinical system
  • Practices are currently eligible for £11.50 per referral as detailed within the Weight Management Enhanced Specification


NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group

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