Do you have patients at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes?

If so, you can refer them to your local Healthier You service for support in making positive changes to their diet, weight and the amount of physical activity they do.  Taking this kind of action now can significantly reduce their risk, or even stop the development of, Type 2 diabetes.  This in turn will avoid the need for treatment of the condition and its associated health risks. 

Living Well Taking Control is the local Healthier You service provider for the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme in the following areas:

  • Birmingham

  • Bristol

  • Bury

  • Cornwall

  • Dudley

  • Durham Dales

  • Easington and Sedgefield

  • Gloucestershire

  • Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

  • Isles of Scilly

  • North Durham

  • North Somerset

  • Sandwell and West Birmingham

  • Solihull

  • South Gloucestershire

  • Southport and Formby

  • South Sefton

  • St Helens

  • Walsall

  • Wolverhampton

Who is eligible for the programme?

Anyone who is:


  • Aged 18 years and over


  • Registered with a GP Practice in one of the areas listed above


  • HbA1c between 42-47mmol/mol (6.0-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5.-6.9mmols/l within the last 12 months


  • Not pregnant


  • Without dementia - able to engage with the programme

  • Able to leave their place of residence to attend group sessions at a local venue

  • Able to take part in light/moderate physical activity

The programme is a Structured Educational Programme that is underpinned by Behavioural Change Theory and focuses on peer support and discussion rather than ‘teacher led’ learning. It is designed to be educational but in a relaxed setting.

STEP 1: an individual assesment

STEP 2: 7 weekly group sessions

STEP 3: 6 follow-up support group sessions

In total, the support lasts for 12 months.

To refer an individual:

1. Ensure they meet the eligibility criteria

2. Complete a referral form - this is pre-loaded     to participating practice systems

3. Email it to: