More people than ever have diabetes and more people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes.
More people than ever have diabetes and more people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. If nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.
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A new Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme aims to provide support to 100,000 individuals each year by 2020.
Those referred to the service will receive tailored, personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.