Diabetes Prevention Programme posterIn Devon there are around 79,000 people at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, many of the risk factors associated with developing Type 2 diabetes are preventable through lifestyle changes.  An innovative diabetes prevention programme to prevent people in Devon developing Type 2 diabetes is being delivered by Exminster-based charity Westbank Community Health and Care. The diabetes prevention programme supports people at the highest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Once referred by their GP, these people will receive sustained help over a one to two-year period to make positive changes to their lifestyle, through a combination of one-to-one and group sessions.

Jaine Keable, Westbank Head of Health and Wellbeing, said

The diabetes prevention programme will provide participants with the knowledge, ability and confidence to make changes to their lifestyle so they get the best chance of reducing their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”

Diabetes Prevention programme infographicFor more information:

Please contact our Diabetes Prevention Programme team on t: 01392 824752

Amy Clarke - [email protected]

Sian Derrick - [email protected]