A group that alerts people to the risk factors of whether they may develop type 2 diabetes in the future has been shortlisted for a National Award.
The Pre-Diabetes Collaborative, part of Care Plus Group’s Health and Wellbeing Collaboratives has been shortlisted in the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes 2015 Awards.
Julie Grimmer, Health and Wellbeing Collaborative Programme Manager for Care Plus Group said:
“Not many people know that they may be at risk, nor that they could potentially prevent or delay the development of type2 diabetes by making small lifestyle changes. Offering people the chance to prevent a serious illness such as this is exciting and this project is showing promising results.”
“The work we are doing in North East Lincolnshire, with our volunteers engaging with people who may not normally access traditional health services is quite unique in the area of diabetes prevention and I’m delighted we’ve received the recognition of this shortlisting. Without the dedication of our volunteers of course this project wouldn’t have even got off the ground so I and the rest of the team are thankful for their support.”
The Pre-Diabetes Collaborative project seeks to identify people out in community settings who have no idea that they may be at risk of developing diabetes as a condition over the next ten years. This innovative proposal draws on a team of community volunteers who have been trained to undertake risk assessments in the community, who are then followed up where appropriate by a range of offers to suit the individual.
The project has been shortlisted in the Best initiative for the prevention, or earlier detection, of diabetes and or its complications category. Winners will be announced at the QiC Diabetes Awards presentation on Thursday 15th October in Surrey.
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