Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk

by | Dec 13, 2017 | Health, News

People with the very highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes are being prioritised for places on NHS lifestyle change programmes.

Updated guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said this would cover 1.7m people in England. The programmes help people to change their diet and do more exercise.

The guidance reaffirms that all adults over 40 should go and see their GP for a diabetes risk assessment. Adults with conditions such as obesity, stroke or high blood pressure and high-risk ethnic minority groups are also encouraged to go for an assessment. Read the article BBC News