Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across North Durham.
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.
GP practices currently referring to the programme include:
Drs Lambert & NG
Sacriston Medical Centre
The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:
Stewart has a team of Facilitators working with him, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.
What can I do myself?
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