Type 2 diabetes is one of the biggest healthcare challenges of our time. The free Healthier You programme provides guidance on how it can be prevented or delayed and is currently being offered over telephone, group video conference, or online through apps and websites.
Eligible participants can sign themselves up to the programme online – as well as being referred by a healthcare professional. Expanded access to the programme follows recent analysis that those living with diabetes face a significantly higher risk of dying with COVID-19. People can also use the Diabetes UK risk tool to find out if they at risk of developing the disease. If identified as moderate or high risk, they will be invited to sign up to their local Healthier You service.