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Letters Preventing type 2 diabetes

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is vital but criteria need reviewing

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 23 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j993
  1. Nicola Guess, lecturer
  1. King’s College London, Franklin Wilkins Building, London SE1 9NH, UK
  1. Nicola.Guess{at}

I agree with Barry and colleagues that we will not sustainably reduce the incidence and prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2D) without major changes to our working and living environments.1 However, I fully support the principles of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme for the following reasons.

  • 1 The current T2D epidemic is largely due to obesity, and the time …

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