Many people have blood sugar levels above the normal range, but not high enough to be diagnosed as having diabetes.
This is known as pre-diabetes. If your blood sugar level is above the normal range, your risk of developing full-blown diabetes is increased.
It's very important for diabetes to be diagnosed as early as possible because it will get progressively worse if left untreated.
There are currently five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes.
There is strong international evidence which demonstrates how behavioural interventions, which support people to maintain a healthy weight and be more active, can significantly reduce the risk of developing the condition.
The practice offers all patients who have been diagnosed with pre diabetes an annual blood test, and the opportunity to discuss changes that patients can make to reduce the risk of developing the condition.
For more information
If the surgery has told you that you are Pre-Diabetic, you can self refer to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme here: