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Living Well Taking Control is one of four providers of the
Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Progamme in England. 

Understanding the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Over 5 million people in the UK are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 represents 90% of all diabetes and is largely caused by lifestyle factors. The good news is that it can be avoided by making changes in diet and exercise habits. 


Our mission is to support you in making your own changes to reduce the likelihood of you developing Type 2 diabetes and its associated health complications. 


If you are not sure whether or not you are at risk, you can start by using the handy calculator below:

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Joining the programmee

To join the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme you will need to be referred by a healthcare professional - most likely your GP - based on the results of a blood test.  If you think you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes you can ask your GP for a blood test.


You are most likely to be at risk if you:

  • Are over 25 and Chinese, South Asian, African-Caribbean or Black-African

  • Are over 40 and White

  • Are overweight - especially if you are large around the middle

  • Have a close family member with diabetes

  • Have ever had high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke

  • Have ever had schizophrenia, bipolar illness or depression, or if you are
    receiving treatment with anti-psychotic medication

  • Are a woman who’s had polycystic ovaries, gestational diabetes, or a baby
    weighing over 10 pounds

Benefits of the programme

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme delivered by Living Well Taking Control can make a huge difference to your life, and that of your friends and family.

"I am no longer pre-diabetic after completing a Living Well Taking Control pre-diabetes course."
Read Mary's story
How we work

Hear from some of our team members about their experiences of the programme.

What our clients say

Hear Ava talk about her experiences of taking part in the Living Well Taking Control programme

Contact us: 0330 2233 706

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