National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

Each year, more and more people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. Find out how the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme can help those at high risk of Type 2 diabetes to make lifestyle changes and reduce their risk.

This animation follows Tom who has been told he is at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

It looks at how Tom can prevent the disease from developing and how he got the help and support he needed from the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.


The Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) can help you put your health back in your hands and reduce your risk of developing this very serious health condition.

People from Lancashire and South Cumbria who are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are being offered tailored support to avoid the potentially life-threatening condition.

Those who have been identified by their GP practice as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes will be able to access the local Healthier You service.

Reed Wellbeing currently provides the courses.

The programme involves just 13 sessions lasting one to two hours with one session every three weeks. People on the programme will get tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk. This will include education on healthy eating and lifestyle choices and how you can reduce your weight through bespoke physical exercise programmes and portion control, which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.

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