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👫 Will and I both chose this job because we want to make a difference to people. I like to think all dietitians who’ve chosen this career in healthcare would feel similarly.
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6 months ago
As of this week in the UK, if you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes you can self refer to the Healthier You Programme!
🧐What does this mean?
Previously, you could only access the Healthier You Programme if you had a diagnosis of pre-diabetes (this was done with a blood test with your GP). Now, you can use Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool, and self-refer if you score a moderate to high risk. It’s easy to access at www.riskscore.diabetes.org.uk
Following on from recent research that indicated that people with diabetes are more likely to be affected by COVID-19, this initiative has been rolled out nationwide to support prevention of type 2 diabetes, and so prevent the risks associated with COVID-19. It is also aligned with the NHS Long Term Plan which is a national driver for preventing diseases where possible.
🤓What is the Healthier You programme?
This is the name for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). It is a 9-month long course designed to support people with pre-diabetes to lead healthier lifestyles and reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is now being delivered digitally via video groups or telephone calls. Early data for completers has demonstrated that people are able to lose weight (an average of 3.3kg, max 5.5kg) and lower HbA1c (average 2mmol/mol, max 4mmol/l).
👨🏾⚕️Prof Valabjhi OBE, national clinical director for diabetes and obesity, said: “This is the first and leading programme for Type 2 diabetes prevention anywhere in the world to cover the entire country, and with a track record of success…”
👀Check out our previous posts on “Know Your Risk” and “What is NDPP” for more info
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