Diabetes 'know your risk' tool
Anyone can now self-check risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by using Diabetes UK's 'know your risk' tool.
Before Covid-19 outbreak, the programme only accepted patients with Blood Test result of Haemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) : 42 – 47 mmol/mol or Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) : 5.5 – 6.9 mmol/L taken in the last 12 months. In which case, people can refer themselves to the programme by calling on 0333 577 3010 or filling out the form on https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/self-referral/
Rapid access to the Diabetes Prevention Programme is being rolled out following research that revealed those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19.
If the score indicates you are at risk of developing type 2 Diabetes, you will be directed to join the Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme. The programme is free, and currently delivered with remote Zoom sessions or digital only option to support you in eating healthily, become more active and increase general well-being.
Watch Harry’s story to find out more about what the programme entails.