Diabetes Prevention Programme 2017-18

Reports | Published: 11 Jul 2019

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is a joint commitment from NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK to deliver, at scale, evidence based behavioural interventions that can prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes in adults who have been identified as having non-diabetic hyperglycaemia. There are 2.9 million people in England with diagnosed Type 2 diabetes, and 1.3 million with recorded non-diabetic hyperglycaemia. This report uses data collected alongside the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) for the period January 2017 to March 2018 in England.

Some of the findings include:

  • Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia populations and Type 2 diabetic populations are similar but a higher proportion of men have Type 2 diabetes
  • 15.4% of people recorded with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia are known to be from black, Asian and ethnic minority groups (BAME)

In future reports on the Diabetes Prevention Programme, deeper investigations will be made as to whether the behaviour change programmes are having an impact on reducing weight, progression to Type 2 Diabetes and other cardiovascular risk factors.

The report can be viewed below.

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Diabetes Prevention Programme 2017-18