Janeth’s Diabetes Prevention Journey in Luton

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When Janeth learned that she was at risk of Type 2 diabetes, she was worried and stressed how this would affect her everyday life. As Type 2 diabetes runs in her family, Janeth wanted to learn everything she needed to know in order to live a healthier lifestyle.

Janeth was referred to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, also known as the Healthier You programme, which identifies people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and refers them onto a nine-month, evidence-based lifestyle change programme.

On the prevention programme, which provides people with personalised support to manage their weight, eat more healthily and be more physically active, Janeth said:

“The Diabetes Prevention Programme taught me everything I needed to know about nutrition, exercise, habits and motivation. My coach was amazing at explaining things and delivering the sessions. They were very approachable and helped everyone to find solutions for their own specific problems. I felt my worries start to disappear as I learnt more about how to live a healthier lifestyle.

“I’m now much happier with my lifestyle I can talk with confidence to people about my health. I’ve lost 15.9 lbs, which is 8% of my body weight in 4 months. I feel more energetic and generally better in myself. I will definitely be continuing to follow the programme after I have finished.”

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