Why have I been invited to attend this programme?

Your doctor, or another healthcare professional, has recommended that you attend this non-medical self-management programme because you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

What is the Living Well Taking Control Programme?

The aim of the programme is to help you improve your knowledge, ability and confidence whilst offering you the support you need to make good lifestyle choices.

What happens on the programme?

The programme starts with an individual one to one assessment with a Facilitator who will discuss your individual needs, motivations and programme goals. You will then join a local group at which you will discuss a variety of topics, including healthy eating, physical activity and positive mental health and we will give you information to help you to set some personal goals to make simple, but important, changes to your lifestyle.

What topics will the programme cover?

• Know your health and understand what Type 2 diabetes is • Healthy lifestyle and behaviour change • Healthy eating • Understand food labelling • Create an individual physical activity plan • Learn how to plan ahead • Set individual weight management goals • Learn about the effects of alcohol

How will this be of help to me?

There are many ways the programme will help you; in particular: • You will understand the impact of your everyday lifestyle choices on your health and so be empoweredto manage your own health and wellbeing more effectively. • You will be able to prevent disease progression. •You will be able to help your family and friends avoid developing Type 2 diabetes. •The atmosphere in the sessions is informal and it’s a great way of getting to share experiences with othersin a similar situation to yourself and pick up some useful information along the way

Can I bring someone along with me?

Yes, in fact it is encouraged! So if you have a family member or carer that would like to attend please let us know.

I have a disability / I don’t speak English - will my needs be catered for?

Yes, but please let us know as soon as possible about any extra help you may need.

What happens next?

You will be contacted by a Living Well Taking Control Facilitator to discuss availability, start date and times of sessions that are running in your area.

What if I have a question - whom do I contact?

Your Living Well Taking Control Facilitator will give you his or her contact details once you start on the programme. In the meantime if you have a question, please email us at info@lwtcsupport.co.uk