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About Us

Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) has been delivering the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) throughout Derbyshire since 1st December 2020. We are the only non-profit national provider and have been proudly delivering the programme since its inception in 2016. During this time we've worked across more than 24 locations of England to support patients at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

About the Healthier You Programme

Eligible patients referred onto the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will be invited to participate in a 9 month intervention aimed at reducing their diabetes risk level. Patients have a choice of accessing the programme in a face-to-face peer group setting alongside participants from their community, or by 1-2-1 app-based coaching provided by our digital partner Liva Healthcare. An identical curriculum is delivered regardless of the pathway chosen by the service user.

Patients will be able to remotely join group sessions using the Internet or by telephone whilst Covid-19 social distancing measures are in place. The patient’s Coach will support them in making sure they can access the sessions. Where necessary hardcopy materials will be sent out to the patient to avoid them being disadvantaged.

Our prevention information booklet is available to download HERE.

Our patient leaflet is available to download HERE.

Our gestational diabetes leaflet is available to download here:


While Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition, with support around three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by maintaining a healthy weight, eating well and being active. This programme aims to improve service users' knowledge, ability and confidence to make better lifestyle choices, helping them towards:

  • A healthier diet

  • Better exercise

  • Emotional wellbeing and ways to manage stress

  • Weight management

How to refer

The main mechanism for referring to the NHS DPP is directly through the General Practice clinical system. Our referral form template is available on your clinical system. We also support a range of other referral pathways to support primary care in referring eligible patients:

Retrospective case finding: When a register of eligible patients has been identified through the clinical system. We can accommodate both single instances and bulk referrals.

​Open sessions: Targeted outreach to work with practices to encourage referral generation. Health Care Professionals would also be welcome to attend open sessions for their own benefit and understanding of the service offer.

Self-referral:  Members of the public can complete an online tool which scores their diabetes risk level based upon factors including age, ethnicity, and BMI. Those eligible for the programme who are found to be at high risk can refer themselves by completing an online form. Individuals test their diabetes risk level on the LWTC website here:

For support on referring, please contact us at

Eligibility criteria

  • The patient is aged 18 and over at the time of referral

  • The patient is not pregnant at the time of referral

  • The patient has ‘Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia’ (NDH) identified by blood test within 12 months of referral

  • HbA1c of 42-47mmol/mol or fasting plasma glucose of 5.5-6.9mmol/l; or has a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) and normoglycaemia (HbA1c < 42 mmol/mol (< 6.0%) or FPG < 5.5mmol/l)

Referral toolkit

We have also created a referral toolkit to assist you with identifying eligible service users and referring them to our programme.

Simply click the big button below to download that toolkit!


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Lucy Gibson
Compliance & GP Liaison Officer

Lucy is a registered Associate Nutritionist and has worked in Diabetes prevention since 2019. Her role as Compliance and GP Liaison Officer involves overseeing Locality Coaches in both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire alongside liaising with the local Health Communities including Primary Care and local community groups.

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Mary Wheeler
Diabetes Prevention Facilitator

Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology in 2016. During her time at University she studied physiology and anatomy, the biology of disease and human nutrition; carrying out a dissertation on the effects of consumption of carbohydrate on satiety. Since then, she has worked within the primary and secondary healthcare setting, having fulfilled roles in both public health organizations and the private healthcare arena. She has recently moved into the Derbyshire area and is keen to learn more about and support the healthcare needs of this community.

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