The Somerset NHS Clinical Commissioning Team have a diabetes prevention programme for people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Normally the people at risk are identified by their local health practitioner and referred to a 9 month behavioural change programme where they can access learning on a range of factors to reduce their risk.

Due to the pandemic the number of referrals have fallen in numbers due to the pressures on GP practices a new self referral option has been enabled via Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score – a checklist of questions that can determine an individual’s risk factor. This programme is completely free through the NHS.

More information is available at https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/about-us/

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