We are no longer delivering any new services in this area. Service delivery will continue for existing programmes and any that are due to start before the 27th July.

Information for GPs and Health Professionals

Healthier You Cumbria 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 Cumbria, largely referred by primary care, at a range of community venues.

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People in Cumbria are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes

Participant Journey

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.

Be Aware – Understanding health risks

Eat Well – Nutrition guidance

Take Control – Behaviour change

Move More – Physical activity support

More than 2,000 people are referred into our services every month.

Who is eligible?

Adults 18+

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

Refer someone securely by:

Or by calling us on 0800 092 1191

For your patients:

We have a page of resources available to support explanation of the service to your patients