All over-40s should have a diabetes check, with millions put on diet, says health watchdog – Telegraph.co.uk

Every single person aged 40 and over should be offered an NHS diabetes check, with millions ordered to go on strict diets by GPs, under new plans.

New recommendations from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (Nice) say “intensive lifestyle change programmes” will be routinely offered to those whose weight or habits is jeopardising their health.

Almost five million people identified as at risk of diabetes should be offered slimming classes, fitness sessions and lifestyle coaching, with places prioritised for 1.7 million people whose blood sugar levels puts them in greatest danger.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/15/40s-should-have-diabetes-check-millions-put-diet/

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