Bridge Street Medical Practice

20 Bridge Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1NQ

Telephone: 01509 261843

bridge.street@nhs.net

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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

Preventing type 2 diabetes

Whilst type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, type 2 diabetes is largely preventable through lifestyle changes. Around nine out of 10 people with diabetes have type 2, there are currently two million people in England at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. 

As well as the human cost, type 2 diabetes treatment accounts for around 10% of the annual NHS budget.

Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, also known as the Healthier You programme, identifies people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and refers them onto a nine-month, evidence-based lifestyle change programme.

The Healthier You programme is available both as a face-to-face group service and as a digital service. When referred into the programme, people are free to choose between the two.

People on the face-to-face group service receive personalised support to manage their weight, eat more healthily and be more physically active – which together have been proven to reduce a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The digital service offers similar support but through the use of digital tools such as wearable technologies that monitor levels of exercise, apps where users can access health coaches, online peer support groups and the ability to set and monitor goals electronically.

Research shows the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has reduced new diagnoses of type 2 diabetes in England, saving thousands of people from the potentially serious consequences of the condition. It cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by more than a third for people completing the programme.

Know your risk of type 2 diabetes

You can get help to make positive changes to your diet, weight and physical activity to significantly reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Find out if you’re at risk of developing type 2 diabetes by doing any of the following:

  • Answering a few simple questions on the ‘Know Your Risk’ tool at riskscore.diabetes.org.uk
  • Taking up the offer of a free NHS Health Check to assess your risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions such as high blood pressure (available for those aged 40-74)
  • Asking your GP Practice to check if you are at risk.

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Diabetes Care at Bridge Street Medical Practice

We currently have 3 clinicians at Bridge Street Medical Practice, on our Diabetes Care Team, these clinicians oversee and care for our cohort of diabetes patients. Please book in for a consultation with a member of our team if you would like to discuss Diabetes. 

Lead Practice Nurse Victoria Goldstein

Dr Leslie Borrill

Health Care Assistant Kirsty Bott

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Thursday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Friday
    08:00am to 06:30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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