It is estimated that around 83,000 people in West Sussex, aged 16 and over, are at a higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. However, it is possible to reverse this risk by making some lifestyle changes i.e. by eating well, being active and keeping to a healthy weight.
Your GP will tell you if you are at higher risk of diabetes and can refer you to a local prevention programme.
In the Arun, Chichester, Adur, Worthing and Crawley areas, there are two types of prevention programme available:
For those people living in Horsham and Mid Sussex, you can be referred to the shorter programme at your local Wellbeing Hub. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is not yet available in your area.