Southport and Formby
Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across Southport and Formby.
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:
Ainsdale & Birkdale
Ainsdale Medical Centre
Ainsdale Village Surgery
Lincoln House Surgery
Cumberland House Surgery
Curzon Road Medical Practice
St Marks Medical Centre
Churchtown Medical Centre
Roe Lane Surgery
The Corner Surgery (Dr Mulla)
The Marshside Surgery (Dr Wainwright)
Chapel Lane Surgery
The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:
Katie has a team of Facilitators working with her, 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
A wide range of people, with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in common, are on, or have completed, the NHSDPP programme delivered by LWTC in Solihull.
Here are some of their stories:
NHS DPP LWTC Sessions in Sefton