The Anonymous Widower

NHS Prevention Programme Reduces Type 2 Diabetes By A Fifth

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Times.

This is the sub-heading.

Participants are given free Fitbits or smart watches to help them lose weight

These two paragraphs outline the program.

An NHS scheme that sends obese patients to slimming classes and gives them free Fitbits has cut diabetes rates by one fifth.

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, also known as Healthier You, offers health advice alongside free cookery and exercise sessions online or in person. Participants are given NHS-funded Fitbits or smart watches to monitor their activity to help them lose weight.


  1. Manchester University have analysed the project.
  2. Those on the scheme lost five pounds on average.
  3. The Healthier You programme is available in all parts of England.

It sounds like the programme has been a success.

I’d like to hear of peoples’ stories about this programme.

March 1, 2023 - Posted by | Health | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. 5lbs isn’t much of a weightloss. My diabetes is very well controlled and I have had it 25 years – my mothers’ side of the family all get it in their late 30s/early 40s, regardless of diet. I test regularly – usually several times a day. My GP has confidence in my ability to manage it that I choose what dose of tablet to take myself based on my morning readings and my plans for the day. Certain diabetes medications cause weight gain! They cause water retention – I lost a huge amount of weight very very quickly when they took me off those.

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | March 2, 2023 | Reply

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