High Risk of Diabetes

Each year in the UK, 5% to 10% of people diagnosed with pre-diabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes. People with pre-diabetes will often have no symptoms, but have an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.

What is Pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetes is also called Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Like diabetes, pre-diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high and the body cannot use it properly. The glucose levels are not high enough at this stage to be diagnosed with diabetes.

In pre-diabetes, the pancreas (an organ in the body) does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly. Insulin is a hormone in the blood which lowers and controls blood glucose level. This is often the result of carrying extra fat around the waist area.

Either a fasting plasma glucose test or an HbA1c test may be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes or prediabetes.

The following results indicate the presence of prediabetes:

  • Fasting plasma glucose: 6.0 mmol/L to 6.9 mmol/L
  • HbA1c: 42 to 47 mmol/mol (6.0 to 6.4%)
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http://www.diabetes.co.uk/pre-diabetes.html

Is there a cure for Pre-diabetes?

The good news is that cases of pre-diabetes that are identified early on can be reversed, preventing them from progressing into full-blown type 2 diabetes.

There are no medications which can treat or cure pre-diabetes. The only way of reducing your risk of diabetes is through lifestyle changes. This includes:

  • increasing activity levels,
  • eating a healthy and balanced diet
  • maintaining a healthy weight.

If you would like support please make an appointment with our Nurse or Healthcare assistant for a review. Also visit One You Hounslow who can help you eat well, move more, stop smoking or drink less. 

Self Referral

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Self Referral

There are a number of clinics, where you care refer yourself. Details are outlined in the leaflets below.

Autism Self Referral

Childrens Centre

Expert Patient Self Referral

You can refer yourself to a self management programme, which is free of charge.

 Click here for the self referral form.Expert Patient (1)

Holding Off Diabetes

If you are at high risk of diabetes, eg strong family history or have impaired fasting glucose, you can self refer using the form below.

Holding Off Diabetes
You can self refer if you have high risk of developing diabetes.
Click here for the form – Holding off Diabetes – website
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Carers Self Referral Form
Advice and support is available for you, if you care for someone with a long term condition or disability who has care needs. You may complete this form for an assessment to be carried out.
Click here for the self referral form. carers_assessment_referral_form