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Preventing diabetes programme

Welcome to your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention service

Empowering people with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to take charge of their health and wellbeing.

A record number of people in the UK are living with Type 2 diabetes. This figure has more than doubled since 1996. Sadly many people will experience potentially preventable complications because of diabetes, simply because they don’t know enough about their condition and how to manage it.

The good news is if you're at risk of Type 2 diabetes there are lots of small changes you can make to prevent diabetes from developing in the first place and there are different ways to get that support, here in Barnsley.

From July 2017 the local Healthier You: South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw programme is here to support people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. They run programmes across the borough with times and locations to suit you. If there isn't a programme running in your area at the time of your referral, you will be placed onto the area waiting list until the next programme begins. You also have the opportunity to attend programmes in other areas should you wish.

How to get on the programme

Talk to your healthcare team next time you have your NHS health check. Or visit the Healthier You website for more information.

There are also lots of other great ways to make small changes for a healthier you. Visit Be Well Barnsley for lots of great ideas and information about course available across the borough.