Gloucestershire has received a boost in the fight against diabetes being one of 13 areas in the country to be announced in the next phase of the rollout of a National Prevention Programme.

The CCG will work with Gloucestershire County Council to implement the new programme, which will identify people at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

People referred by their GP will get tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes, including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight, and bespoke physical exercise programmes. Together, this has been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.

The programme is supported by Gloucestershire’s Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), which sets out the county’s ambitions to support people in Gloucestershire to live healthier lives through a greater emphasis on prevention, self-care and community support.