What's new?The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme received 43 603 referrals between June 2016 and March 2017.49% of individuals who were referred attended the first session.Attendance rates for men, for individuals from Asian, Afro‐Caribbean, mixed and other ethnic groups, and for individuals from areas in the most deprived quintile, suggest that the programme is reaching both those who are at greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and those who typically access healthcare less effectively.IntroductionThe prevalence of diabetes in England has increased from 2.3 million in 2009/2010 to 3.0 million in 2015/2016 . Over 90% of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes . The associated complication and premature mortality burden is borne by individuals, their families and carers , and by the National Health Service (NHS) . Randomized controlled trials in those with impaired glucose tolerance have shown that onset of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through behavioural interventions .A strategy for future healthcare in England, published in 2014, suggested a focus on prevention to manage demand, and proposed a national Type 2 diabetes prevention programme . The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme was therefore developed to prevent or delay onset of Type
Diabetic Medicine – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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