Pre Diabetes Information Sessions

Pre diabetes group

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
  • People aged over 25 from South Asian and African Caribbean backgrounds
  • People 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.

The programme is 2 and a 1/2 hours long, a group session held at various locations across Adur and Worthing. To find out more details and book onto a programme in your area please contact Adur and Worthing Wellbeing on 01903 221450, or email info@adur-worthingwellbeing.org.uk.

Anyone who is unsure about their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can visit riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start and take a quick 60 second test provided by Diabetes UK.   

Your BMI (Body Mass Index) can also be checked online by visiting the NHS website.

Do you want more information, tips and recipes?

The NHS website and Diabetes UK have lots of information on pre-diabetes available on their websites.

Would you like to increase your physical activity but don't know where to start? Try our Get Active programme 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), levels of activity, sleep and stress. You can take the One You quiz to see how you score. 

BBC Food website has a huge collection of recipes. So does the British Heart Foundation website.

The Change4life website has recipes, healthy eating tips and help understanding labelling.

More information on the Eatwell Guide can be found on the NHS website. You can also find more healthy recipes there.

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."

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