South Gloucestershire Diabetes Prevention Pilot 2015
This pilot was developed following a successful bid to Health Education South West. It was led by South Gloucestershire Council’s Public Health & Wellbeing Division. They worked in collaboration with NHS South Gloucestershire CCG, Sirona Health, and Leap Valley Surgery.
The pilot built upon the X-PERT Prevention of Diabetes (X-POD) programme. This consists of a six-week group education course followed by telephone and email support. The design of the programme is NICE compliant.
The pilot was offered to patients aged 35-75 years-old and at risk of diabetes. The risk was defined by body mass index greater than 30kgm2 recorded in the last five years. In addition was a key diabetes risk factor such as raised blood glucose HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol.
The project evaluation considered participant assessments of the biometric and self-reported outcomes.
The project provides evidence of high acceptability, reduced risk of diabetes, and wider dietary and physical activity impacts. Recruitment, retention and six-month outcomes exceeded initial expectations. Feedback from participants, staff and stakeholders provided critical intelligence. This included how to successfully plan and scale-up the delivery of diabetes prevention work.
Below you will find the link to the full evaluation report.