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New research proves the Diabetes Prevention Programme reduces cases of Type 2 Diabetess

Research just published, the first study to examine the national impact of the NHS National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) – of which Living Well Taking Control is a large part – has found ‘that the NDPP was effective at reducing the incidence of type 2 diabetes compared to population health trends over an extended period’. Researchers at the University of Manchester, in the largest UK study of its kind yet performed, reported in The Lancet – one of the world’s leading medical journals - that the NDPP ‘had a demonstrable impact on type 2 diabetes incidence at the population level’ and estimated that it prevented over 13,700 cases of type 2 diabetes in England in 2018-19.


Rachel Georgiou, Regional Director Living Well Taking Control welcomed the publication of this research: “As a major provider of the NDPP across the country, everybody at LWTC is delighted that this latest study has shown how effective the programme is in reducing cases of type 2 diabetes. But there is still a lot to do. In the two years of the study, over 208,000 people developed type 2 diabetes, so we are committed to expanding the programme and helping more and more people make health choices that allow them to live well and decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.”


From August 2022 LWTC will deliver the NHS DPP in 14 regions of England:

  • Birmingham and Solihull

  • The Black Country

  • Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

  • Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West

  • Dorset

  • Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Hertfordshire and West Essex

  • Kent and Medway

  • North Central London

  • Northamptonshire

  • Nottinghamshire

  • Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin

  • Surrey Heartlands


To find out more e mail and one of our team will be in touch.

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