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HealthInfo West Coast-Te Tai Poutini

Who can help me reduce my risk of type 2 diabetes?

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Physical activity coach or trainer

Green Prescription Plus is a programme that helps you to get more activity into your everyday life, and creates a personalised activity plan. It includes free consultations with a physical activity coach and the opportunity to take part in BE ACTIVE programmes, where you can try a range of activities, meet others, and get support. Talk to your GP or nurse about being referred.

Consider joining a gym, sports club, walking group, dancing class, or something similar. If you need help to get going ask your practice nurse about a referral for a Green Prescription, or phone 0800 ACTIVE (0800‑228‑483).

General practice team

Your GP or practice nurse has advice about how to make the lifestyle changes that may prevent you getting diabetes. Some practices also have nurse-led diabetes clinics.

If you need to find a GP, you can search on Healthpages.

Dietitian

A dietitian can help you change the way you eat. In some circumstances, such as for children, adolescents and in some rural areas, this may be publicly funded.

Or you may want to pay to see a private dietitian.

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Information provided by the Canterbury DHB. Adapted by the West Coast DHB. Last reviewed May 2016.

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Type 2 diabetes

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