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Thousands of people in West Cheshire are at risk of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Find out how the "Healthier You" NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can help you take back control. #OwnLifeWestCH

It's Time for a Healthier You.

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is here to help. 

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In West Cheshire, where more than 20,000 people are in danger of a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, the “Healthier You” programme is helping to reduce the risk.

Those referred onto the programme get tailored, personalised help, including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical activity programmes.

With programmes running now across West Cheshire, you can be referred onto Healthier You via a GP appointment, a health check or a diabetes education programme such as Diabetes Essentials.

Why not use Own Life’s Best You platform to set and monitor the health and wellbeing goals that matter most to you. It also provides advice about smoking cessation, alcohol misuse and weight management, as well as how best to manage long-term conditions such as diabetes. Sign Up today.

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Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong condition which can cause serious long-term health issues.

People with Type 2 diabetes are more likely to suffer kidney failure, heart attack or stroke. Type 2 diabetes is also the most common cause of lower limb amputation and of vision loss and blindness in working age people.

Risk factors for developing Type 2 diabetes include:

  • Aged over 40
  • Have a close relative with diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight – especially if you are large around the middle
  • South Asian, African Caribbean or Black African descent

To calculate your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, use Diabetes UK’s simple risk assessment tool

If you’re at risk of Type 2 diabetes, you may be able to prevent it by making lifestyle changes such as:

  • Eating a healthy, balanced diet
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Stopping smoking
  • Drinking alcohol in moderation
  • Keeping physically active

If you are rated as “high risk”, your GP can refer you for further investigations such as blood tests.

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