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a diabetes finger prick testMarch 16 2018

People on the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) are averaging a weight loss of 3.3kg, NHS England has announced. Early findings from the programme indicate that people have been losing 1kg more on average than had been predicted. 

“Over 50% of people have completed the flagship scheme after attending at least eight support sessions over a nine-month period – losing an average of 3.3 kg,” said NHS England. “However, when excluding those who already had normal weight and BMI but on the programme due to other health and lifestyle risks associated with developing type 2 diabetes, this increased to 3.7kg.”

The NHS DPP was rolled out in 2016. In the last 21 months, more than 154,000 people have been referred, with around 66,000 people taking up places. By 2020, the target is to have more than 100,000 referrals available each year.

Data published this week indicates that “just under half of those signing up are men – a much higher proportion than typically attend weight loss programmes, while roughly a quarter are from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, groups that are at significantly greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”

Links:
NHS England announcement    
NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)

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