Pre-diabetes information sessions
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
It is estimated that around 7 million people in the UK have pre-diabetes and thus have a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Our pre-diabetes programme has been developed to help prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes by reducing the risks and allowing people to take control for themselves. The course helps participants set small manageable goals to help avoid developing Type 2 diabetes. Diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors are the main focuses.
People who have a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes:
- have a family history of Type 2 diabetes
- have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 25
- those aged over 25 from South Asian and African Caribbean backgrounds
- those aged over 40 from Caucasian backgrounds.
If you fit into these categories and have had a high blood sugar level result, our prevention programme could provide you with the advice you need to prevent diabetes.
Whilst we are unable to see clients face-to-face we are running the programme via Zoom. It's an hour and a half long, small group session with the opportunity to book a telephone one-to-one appointment if you have further questions. To book onto a programme please contact Adur and Worthing Wellbeing on 01903 221450, or email us.
Anyone who is unsure about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can visit the Diabetes UK website and take a quick 60 second test.
Your BMI (Body Mass Index) can also be checked online by visiting the NHS website.
Do you want more information, tips and recipes?
Lots of information on pre-diabetes can be found on the Diabetes UK website.
Would you like to increase your physical activity but don't know where to start? See our Get Active page which outlines some of our programmes designed to introduce you back into exercise gently and safely.
The One You website covers information and advice on drinking, healthy eating (including advice on sugar, saturated fat, salt), keeping active, sleep and stress. You can take the How are you? quiz to see how you score. It also has a large collection of healthy recipes, as does British Heart Foundation website and the Change4life website, including information on understanding food labelling.
Information about healthy eating and the Eatwell Guide can be found on the NHS website.
If you aren’t able to get to a computer, you could go to your local library and borrow some recipe books. They also have computers that are free to use if you are a member, get online and explore!
Below is some positive feedback we have received after the course:
"Therese gave a very good afternoon lecture on being pre-diabetic. 8 months on, I requested another blood test from my surgery and I'm no longer pre-diabetic...the figure is now 5.8 and my cholesterol is reduced too. I'm also 18.5 lbs lighter than I was! The credit for my maintaining ANYTHING belongs to Therese. I just wanted to thank her for her part in my wake-up call - she provided just the kick-start I needed."