Diabetes Prevention Programme
Pre-diabetes – could you have it?
In simple terms, having pre-diabetes means the amount of sugar in your blood is higher than normal. Without intervention, your risk of developing serious health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke is increased. If you are pre-diabetic, clinical evidence shows that the onset of type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented by attending a diabetes prevention programme and find out more about the symptons.
Southend-on-Sea now has its very own diabetes prevention programme, which is free to all those at risk of diabetes, who are registered with a Southend GP. The programme is completely accessible; sessions are held at different times of the day, including evening and weekends, in various locations throughout Southend such as community centres, faith-based organisations, hospitals and workplaces.
The Southend-on-Sea Diabetes Prevention Programme empowers people with a high risk of developing diabetes to take charge of their health and wellbeing.
After completing an initial assessment, participants meet in groups with a trained Health & Wellbeing Coach for 12 weeks (six x 90 minute sessions held on alternate weeks), followed by four 60-minute group maintenance sessions.
Participants also receive progress review sessions with a coach throughout the programme during which they’ll learn how to incorporate healthier eating, physical activity, problem-solving, stress-reduction and coping skills into their daily lives.
Are you eligible?
You must be aged 18 years or over and registered with a GP practice in Southend-on-Sea. We cannot accept participants who already have type 2 diabetes or who are currently pregnant.
How to sign up
Places are limited and assigned on a first come first served basis. For more information contact the team today.