Diabetes UK has launched a new booklet to help practitioners talk to at-risk patients about diabetes.
The new launch follows feedback from GPs and practice teams, who asked Diabetes UK for more information to help them explain what type 2 diabetes is and its risks factors, as well as explaining how to make simple, lasting changes to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes.
As well as explaining the risks associated with diabetes, the booklet, titled Type 2 diabetes: What to do if you’re at risk also refers patients to appropriate interventions.
To get the booklet, patients need to fill in a Diabetes UK Prevention Postcard and return it in the post.
Diabetes UK hope that this new booklet will support work taking place at local levels as part of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, and believe it will be particularly useful for people who are at risk but not eligible for the NHS DPP, or those who are not yet ready to take the step and commit to taking up a referral.
The pilot ends in June, after which Diabetes UK will review feedback from healthcare professionals and patients.