NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme 

You have taken an important first step and found out you are at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will help you take control of your health, supporting you to make changes to your diet, weight and the amount of physical activity you do.

Taking action now is very important as it can stop you developing Type 2 diabetes.

See below for more information on the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and how it can help you. 


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme


What are the stages of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme?

Initial assessment:
  • Programme overview, including understanding individual needs and motivations
  • Assess lifestyle scores
  • Signposting onto other services
Group sessions:

Fortnightly sessions

  1. Understanding diabetes
  2. What is a balanced lifestyle?
  3. Thinking about getting active?
  4. What is a healthy diet?
  5. Practical solutions for a healthier you
  6. Enjoying my physical activity

Monthly sessions:

  1. Know your health
  2. Values and obstacles
  3. Stress, mindfulness and mindful eating
  4. Physical activity within my community
  5. Habits,self-compassionandvisualisation
  6. Sleep and creating your health blue print
  7. Designing my physical activity plan
End of programme one-to-one review:
  • Reassess lifestyle scores
  • Evaluation of progress
  • Evaluation of service
  • Signposting onto other services
  • Goal setting and review
How to join:

If you have been told you are pre-diabetes and / or have received an invite letter, please self-refer to the NHS diabetes prevention programme using the following link: 

Register for the Diabetes Prevention Programme | Xyla Health & Wellbeing (preventing-diabetes.co.uk)

For further information, please contact the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme by emailing info@preventing-diabetes.co.uk or phoning 0333 577 3010. You can also visit the website by clicking here. 

Further information on our services for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes

Please visit our diabetes index to find out more about the services and support we offer to patients with diabetes or pre-diabetes, or click items on the menu on the left hand side of this page.