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Diabetes Prevention

Further information

Over 500 million people world-wide are estimated to have Type 2 diabetes, with half undiagnosed.  This has increased by 500% since 1980, including by 25% (100 million people) in the last five years alone.  Despite being such a serious and growing health condition, most cases are preventable. 

 

Before people develop Type 2 diabetes they progress through a phase of "impaired glucose regulation" called pre-diabetes. This is basically an early warning sign that their lifestyles are putting them at higher risk of developing a chronic disease, with the potential of serious complications ranging from blindness to lower limb amputation. Whilst this is alarming, it can also be a catalytic opportunity for positive change. 


Our Diabetes Prevention Programme supports people to understand pre-diabetes and reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by making sustainable improvements to their diet, activity and weight. Based on international research and psychological theories of behaviour change, it empowers participants with the knowledge, skills and support that they need to improve their health. 


The DPP complies with relevant NICE Guidance, including relating to behaviour change (NICE PH6, PH49), diabetes prevention (NICE PH38) and obesity (NICE PH53, PH42). 


Momenta’s DPP was one of only four selected by NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK for the first national delivery of Healthier You. Recommissioned in 2019, it is also the only DPP selected for delivery across Northern Ireland by the five Health and Social Care Trusts.


Our DPP can be delivered in two formats, either 13 x 1½ hour or 18 x 1 hour sessions, delivered as ‘closed’ programmes to groups of up to 25 people over nine months. 


Coaches attend up to four days of in-person training and receive extensive supporting resources, including comprehensive distance learning, a 258-page manual and a full ‘kitbag’ of resources. Participants receive a 250-page workbook, including a lifestyle logbook, and a pedometer.


 

*The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is the first programme of it's kind internationally. It is a joint initiative between Public Health England, NHS England and Diabetes UK.   To date in excess of 60,000 people across England have been referred to Momenta's Diabetes Prevention Programme.

In summary

Our Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) supports people with pre-diabetes to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by making sustainable improvements to their diet, activity and weight. 

 

It is the only DPP selected by both the NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK Healthier You* National Framework in England and HSC in Northern Ireland.