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"Empowering experience of the DPP."

About: Promoting Well Being / Diabetes Prevention team

(as a service user),

I was found to be pre-diabetic after a routine health check and the DPP was one of the suggestions made to me. I was keen to try the programme as I am taking enough drugs for other health issues and wanted to look at preventing going on to develop full diabetes, rather than just medicate it. I would highly recommend the programme to anyone. Even in these Covid times, we have been able to build great camaraderie and Adam has been great in his delivery of the programme. There has been no judgement and I honestly felt everyone involved genuinely wanted to make a positive change.

I am now in the “normal” range, no longer pre-diabetic after a follow up blood test back in May. I have lost 2 stone and have a much better understanding of my diet; even though I would have thought I knew it all, having been on so many different diets all my life.

Adam helped highlight the importance of exercise , without making it feel like another thing to add to the list of “stuff” I should do.

The programme brought home to me how a large part of my health is down to my own choices and that is empowering.


Response from Malachy Nixon, Diabetes Prevention Team, Health Improvement, Southern Health & Social Care Trust last week
Malachy Nixon
Diabetes Prevention Team, Health Improvement,
Southern Health & Social Care Trust
Submitted on 14/10/2021 at 14:30
Published on Care Opinion at 14:30

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Good Afternoon

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of the Diabetes Prevention Programme in the Southern Health and Social Services Trust. I am delighted that you are enjoying the Diabetes prevention programme and it that it has provided you with the information and tools needed to make changes to your lifestyle and reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. I have shared your story with the coach in question and he is delighted with the feedback.

Kind regards

Malachy Nixon

Diabetes Prevention Programme Mang

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