Want to reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

The Healthier You programme is a free national programme for you

NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of the national programme which provides support to 100,000 individuals each year.

Those referred to the service will receive tailored, personalised support programme to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes.

National Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme

Am I eligible?

You are eligible for your local NHS Healthier You service if you meet the following criteria:

  18 years or older

Not pregnant

Have high glucose levels - defined as having a blood test reading in the last 12 months with a HbA1c between 42mmol - 47.9mmol/l or FGP 5.5-6.9 mmol/l or you have a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

How to join

If you meet the eligibility criteria above, you can access your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service in the following ways:

  1. You can sign up through the Healthier You website. To do this you will need your NHS number, date of blood test and blood test reading.
  2. A referral from your GP or nurse (just ask them about the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme)
  3. A referral from a Health Check professional

 What can you expect?

Your local Healthier You: NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme service is free to all those at risk of type 2 diabetes. Once you have signed up to the programme you will select which format to attend the programme:

  • Group: Our face-to-face group programme is run at a range of local venues. Meet like-minded people and attend group sessions each fortnight to learn about healthy living, share your experiences and reduce your risk together. 
  • Digital: Prefer a digital programme? Get free access to the Second Nature app where you will login each week and speak to your health mentor over the phone. 
  • Remote: Delivered though regular zoom or telephone calls. This programme is specifically designed to support:
    • Clients with visual / audio impairments
    • Women with a history of GDM
    • Non-English speakers. Our courses can be delivered in Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and a range of other languages.


Join the Healthier You programme today!


The Healthier You team are passionate about people and their health. If you’re worried about your risk of type 2 diabetes and want to talk to them about how to prevent it, then get in touch. You’ll find them very personable, friendly, positive and encouraging. 

NDPP key facts

Face to face


 GP referral

Fatima, a type 2 patient, outdoors

Healthier You

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