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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)

This programme is for those identified as at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes. There are three ways to access the programme: face to face group, digital and remote.

The free programme runs over 9 months and can help you reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes through healthy lifestyle changes.


To be eligible to join the Healthier You programme you must be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and aged between 18-80* years old.

  • Not pregnant
  • Registered with a GP in City & Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Barking & Dagenham, Havering or Redbridge
  • HbA1c between 42 – 47.9 mmol/mol (6.0-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmol/mol within the last 24 months
  • If you have a history of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) then you are eligible with HbA1c <42 mmol/mol or FPG <5.5mmol/l.

Getting a Referral

If you meet the eligibility criteria you can get a referral through your GP surgery.

If you have the following information you can self-register for this programme using this link:

  • NHS Number
  • Blood Test Result (either your HbA1c or FPG reading)
  • Date of Blood Test (must be within the past 12 months)
  • Your height & weight

If you cannot find your NHS Number, you can use this helpful link: