The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has just published important guidance for everyone who is involved identifying people at high risk of type 2 diabetes and in preventing or delaying its onset.
This includes GPs, nurses and other health professionals, as well as commissioners and managers within the NHS, local authorities and the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.
The 20 recommendations can be used alongside the NHS Health Check programme. They cover:
- risk assessment
- risk identification (stages 1 and 2)
- reassessing risk
- matching interventions to risk
- commissioning risk assessment and intensive lifestyle-change programmes
- providing intensive lifestyle-change programmes:
- physical activity
- weight management and dietary advice
- vulnerable groups
- training and professional development
- Are these guidelines prepared in accordance with AGREE principles?
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Preventing type 2 diabetes – risk identification and interventions for individuals at high risk (PH38). July 2012.
Other resources from NICE include:
- updated type 2 diabetes prevention pathway
- listen to the podcast on preventing type 2 diabetes (requires QuickTime, although a download option is provided)