Preventing type 2 diabetes

The big new thing in here is stating for, I think, the first time in NICE guidance, that Type 2 Diabetes can be diagnosed from 2 HbA1C > 6.5% (48), as well as the traditional methods.

The rest is based on previous or existing guidance about dietary advice / assessing barriers to change etc, so worth a read if you want a quick reminder.

The following websites have good concise patient info on healthy lifestyles:

If patients want a bit more of a hefty piece of guidance, the following is a sort of ‘self-help’ book which they can go through. It’s very good though:

Food for thought

Louise Hudman

I'm a freelance GP locum in Winchester & Southampton locum chambers, and Pallant Medical Chambers Clinical Guidelines Lead Partner.

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