On the 1st of December 2020, Xyla Health and Wellbeing started a new phase of the NHS Diabetes Prevention programme (NDPP) across Suffolk & North East Essex. They are helping to increase the awareness of type 2 diabetes among members of the community and to support those at high risk of developing the condition to gain access onto the programme.
NHS England are currently allowing people who are identified at risk of Diabetes to refer themselves onto the programme via the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk Tool (https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/#top) and to join a free online programme to help reduce their chances of developing the condition. This pathway is only available until 31st March 2021.
The NDPP has had huge success nationally. It works with people as individuals and helps them choose a healthy lifestyle to suit them and a manageable exercise routine that will work around the rest of their day-to-day commitments.
Recent figures from the NDA quarterly report showed the diagnosed prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes ranging from 4.6-5.5% across Suffolk & North East Essex. In addition, the proportion of the population for Suffolk & North Essex identified as eligible for the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is between 11.6-12.2%. Furthermore, members of the BAME community have been shown to be at a higher risk of developing the condition compared to other populations. Type 2 Diabetes is largely preventable so the NDPP can provide a much-needed service to the community.
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