Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across Dudley.
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.
If you have any questions regarding your risk of developing diabetes please contact your GP practice.
The Living Well Taking Control Director for your area is:
Luke manages a team of Facilitators, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.
What can I do myself?
GP practices currently referring to the programme include:
Take a Risk Assessment
Find out whether you are within the recommended weight range for your height
If you are overweight, adjust your diet to reduce weight
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
Coseley Medical Centre
High Oak Surgery
Quincy Rise Surgery
Thorns Road Surgery
Bean Medical Centre
Castle Meadows Surgery
Cross Street Health Centre
Dudley Partnerships For Health
Eve Hill Medical Practice
Greens Health Centre
Keelinge House Surgery
Lower Gornal Health Centre
St James’s Medical Practice Dr N White
St James’s Medical Practice Dr W Porter
Steppingstones Medical Practice
Woodsetton Medical Centre
Alexandra Medical Centre
Clement Road Medical Centre
Feldon Lane Surgery
Halesowen Medical (St Margarets Well)
Lapal Medical Practice
Meadowbrook Road Surgery
Stourside Medical Practice
Moss Grove Surgery
Rangeways Road Surgery
Kingswinford Medical Practice
Netherton Health Centre
Quarry Bank Medical Centre
Bath Street Surgery
Bilston Street Surgery
Ridgeway Surgery Dudley
Chapel Street Surgery
Norton Medical Practice
Pedmore Medical Practice
The Limes Medical Centre
Three Villages Medical Practice
Wordsley Green Health Centre
Wychbury Medical Group
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 Dudley.
Here are some of their stories:
“I found the course very enjoyable - it was in a very comfortable setting, where we were made to feel relaxed. I would most definitely recommend it to others. It’s had such a positive effect on my life now.” Diane read more
“The course was very interesting and made me think about my health. I am beginning to feel better in myself, I have more energy and I understand what I need to do to improve my health.” Enid read more
“I think this is a good way to get control of personal health, and would recommend it to others. I now know how to tackle my diabetes risk and I am confident I will now not become diabetic.” Pam read more
“I have learned about the relationship between the body, mind, food and attitude. I am now applying this knowledge to my new lifestyle. Mostly it has been fairly easy to make the lifestyle changes, but I still have room for improvement.” Keith read more