Find out your risk online
Patients can be signposted to find out their risk online rather than having to have a blood test to see if you are eligible
Changes due to Covid-19
Previously, people had to visit their GP or visit a healthcare professional and get a blood test before a referral.
The risk of coronavirus has meant that less people have had face-to-face GP appointments and less people are accessing blood tests.
Access to the world leading Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Programme was boosted following new findings that people are twice as likely to die from COVID-19 if they have type 2 diabetes.
Almost 300,000 people have accessed the online tool to check their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Latest figures show that 291,325 people used the Diabetes `Know Your Risk’ tool since the end of July ,a 637% increase compared to two months previously.
People can use the online test, hosted by Diabetes UK, to calculate their risk of developing the condition by answering basic questions including age, weight and ethnicity.
If their score comes back as sufficiently high, they can refer themselves to a local service for support remotely or online, without having to go through a healthcare professional.