Prediabetes means that your blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. You will be at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You are unlikely to be experiencing any symptoms with prediabetes.
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
If you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible for the free NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, which helps you to make positive changes to your diet, weight and physical activity to significantly reduce your risk of or even stop you developing Type 2 diabetes.
Your GP or the NHS Health Check programme may refer you the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme if you have already been identified as being at high risk of Type 2 diabetes. Frimley ICS has two Diabetes Engagement Officers who are supporting GP practices with referrals to the programme.
You can also find out your risk of Type 2 diabetes and whether you may be eligible for the programme using the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool. It only takes a few minutes and it could be the most important thing you do today.