Information for GPs and Health Professionals
Healthier You Bath, NE Somerset, Swindon & Wiltshire is a nine-month behaviour change programme that helps supports those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Participants receive support to change their lifestyle in a friendly and supportive group environment.
Reed Momenta is delivering the programme to people in Bath, Swindon, NE Somerset & Wiltshire, largely referred by primary care, at a range of community venues.
People in Bath, NE Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
On referral, participants have a 20 minute individual assessment, including: Height, weight and so BMI; Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale questionnaire; POCT HbA1c baseline blood glucose reading (if no test in last three months); and very brief advice on smoking cessation where appropriate.
Eligible participants attend 18 one hour group sessions over 40 weeks. Extensive supporting resources provided, including handouts, trackers and a pedometer.
More than 2,000 people are referred into our services every month.
“The changes we are making are sustainable. I really feel better.”
“The people we have referred are making very good progress and, as a GP, it is good to see our patients making such positive lifestyle changes”
“I feel totally different! I watch what I eat and I’m more active. I really feel support.”
Who is eligible?
Who are not pregnant at time of referral
Blood glucose level
In the past 12 months that indicates prediabetes (HbA1c 42 – 47 mmol/mol; FPG 5.5 – 6.9 mmol/l)
Not already affected
Those with no subsequent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes