Downing Street marks diabetes action

Downing Street marks diabetes action

We were pleased to be invited to a reception at 10 Downing Street this week to thank those involved in the care, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed a group including specialist NHS staff, academics and charities to the event.

Reed in Partnership’s subsiduary company Reed Momenta provides the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) on behalf of NHS England. The service’s National Operations Manager, Stuart Fisher (above), was in attendance to showcase the work we are doing to support prevention of Type 2 diabetes in areas across England.

Stuart said:

“It was a great honour to be invited and share the reception with so many fantastic people and organisations.”

“Our delivery of NHS DPP has so far supported over 45,000 people who have been identified as at risk of developing the disease. The serious risks and complications associated with Type 2 diabetes are widely known and the service is an important part of efforts to reduce trends that show one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in ten will develop the disease.

“At the event we heard about new innovations in digital support for those at risk and about some excellent fundraising and volunteering initiatives charities and young people are involved in.”

The Prime Minister has Type 1 diabetes and wears a small sensor to measure and monitor her glucose levels. At the reception she spoke about living with the disease and encouraged others to not let diabetes ‘get in the way’ of achieving their goals.

For more information about our delivery of the NHS DPP please visit reedmomenta.co.uk/healthieryou