WW offers vital tool to those at risk of developing type 2 Diabetes to self refer to specialist programme

WW advises what five signs to look out for that may tell you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Published 21 December, 2021
  • WW (WeightWatchers) is offering a Type 2 diabetes self-referral tool in partnership with NHS and Diabetes UK. Try it here: www.ww.com/uk/diabetes-risk-assessment
  • WW advises what five signs to look out for that may tell you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

LONDON - WW (WeightWatchers) is offering a vital online tool which can determine if you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Partnering NHS and Diabetes UK, eligible candidates will now be able to self-refer to the Healthier You programme via WW for the first time ever.

Type 2 Diabetes is one of our nation’s biggest challenges, but evidence proves that the condition can be delayed or even reversed through improved diet, weight loss and increased exercise. The FREE nine month Healthier You programme in partnership with WW will provide crucial help and guidance for those at risk and is currently being offered over telephone, video conference or online.

Previously, only GPs could refer participants at risk, however, referrals by healthcare professionals have significantly dropped due to a reduction in people visiting their GPs. The self-referral tool allows anyone at risk to sign up to the programme on WW’s website to help lower their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

With the Government urging the nation to prioritise their health, WW can offer a wide range of tools to help everyone kick-start their health journey.

Five signs to look out for that may mean you’re at risk of Type 2 diabetes:

  1. Peeing more than usual, particularly at night
  2. Feeling thirsty all the time
  3. Feeling very tired
  4. Cuts or wounds taking longer to heal
  5. Blurred vision

If you are experiencing the above or think you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and are unable to visit a healthcare professional, you can complete a simple survey to determine if you are at risk: www.ww.com/uk/diabetes-risk-assessment

If this indicates that you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes you follow the guidance advised to you..

To find out how to join visit:

www.riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start (NATIONAL)

www.ww.com/uk/diabetes-risk-assessment (if STP areas).

Anna Hill, SVP, General Manager at WW UK said:

“WW has a long-standing partnership with the NHS and we have had thousands of successful referrals since the partnership began. The new self-referral system is a fantastic way for anyone concerned that they’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes to get the help and guidance they need.

At WW, we urge anyone who recognises the ‘five signs to look out for’ to self-assess via WW.com and discover if they are in the ‘at risk’ category. WW has a raft of specialist WW coaches trained specifically ready to offer expert advice and guidance to those who need it.”

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About WW

WW - WeightWatchers - is a global wellness company and the world’s leading commercial weight management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group workshops, members follow our livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity, and a helpful mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to deliver wellness for all. To learn more about the WW approach to healthy living, please visit ww.com. For more information about our global business, visit our corporate website at corporate.ww.com.