Cornwall

Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS 

Diabetes Prevention Programme across Cornwall.

If you are over 18 years old and have had a blood test within the last 12 months which indicates you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (the most recent blood test will be used) then your GP may refer you to the programme.

 

GP practices are currently working to identify eligible patients through the NHS Health Checks programme or through reviewing patients on the register.

 

If you have any questions regarding your risk of developing diabetes please contact your GP practice.  

The Living Well Taking Control Coordinators for your area are:

Sian Derrick and Amy White

They have a team of Facilitators working with them, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.

GP practices currently referring to the programme include:

GP surgeries coming soon.

What can I do myself?

 

 

  • Ensure you are taking the recommended amount of exercise - 'sedentary is the new smoking!'  research shows that being sedentary poses a significant risk to health

Useful links:

A wide range of people, with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in common, are on, or have completed, the NHSDPP programme delivered by LWTC in Cornwall.
Here are some of their stories:
"I was shocked to discover I am pre-diabetic because I am so young." Gulshan   read more
"It was reassuring knowing I wasn’t the only one in this position, since joining the programme I have lost weight and am making better choices with regard to my diet and exercise." - Lindsey. Read more.