While Type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented and is not linked to lifestyle, Type 2 is largely preventable through lifestyle changes.
The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme identifies people at high risk and offers them support to make positive changes to their lifestyle to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you haven't been referred by your GP to Healthier You but you're interested in the service, the first step is to check if you're at high risk. Visit the 'Know Your Risk' tool at www.diabetes.org.uk/risk and find out if you are at risk of getting Type 2.
The programme is a partnership between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK, working with private providers and local authorities. The service is being delivered in your area by WW (formerly known as Weightwatchers).
For more information visit: https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/healthieryou or contact your GP Practice.