Patients across the North East have been invited to take part in upcoming NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) events this April.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their potential risk of Type 2 Diabetes assessed at a number of stands popping up in the area to mark Diabetes Prevention Week from Monday April 1 until Friday April 5 .
The assessment will be the Diabetes UK “ Know your Risk Score” which is a combination of questions measuring height, weight and stomach circumference.
Anyone that scores in the “at risk” range will receive a copy of their results, a letter to take to their GP requesting a blood test and a potential referral to the prevention programme.
Only the patient’s score and their GP Surgery will be recorded, no other personal information will be held.
The events are as follows:
Monday 01 April
Hartlepool, Middleton Grange Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Stockton, Castlegate Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Tuesday 02 April
Peterlee, Castle Dene Shopping Centre (9am– 4pm)
Middlesbrough, Dundas Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Wednesday 03 April
North Tyneside, Wallsend Customer 1st Centre (9am – 4pm)
Sunderland, Bridges Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Thursday 04 April
Cramlington, Manor Walks Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Durham, Prince Bishop Shopping Centre (9am – 4pm)
Mid-Point Event, Middlesbrough FC (9am – 4pm)
Friday 05 April
Metro Centre, Metro Centre, Gateshead (9am – 4pm)
If you have any requires regarding the events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org