Brighton & Hove rank in the top 20 for managing diabetes

Public Health England have published a useful tool that allows us to look at the incidence and management of diabetes across the country. The resource enables you to see how diabetes incidence and management varies by local authority, right down to specific GP practices.

Through using the tool we can see that Brighton & Hove's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considerably better than average – ranking number 16 out of 211 and  65% of those living with diabetes have well controlled blood glucose levels.

Obesity is a well-known risk factor; people who are overweight are three times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes and therefore weight loss is important for both preventing and managing the condition. Other preventative measures include exercise and healthy eating.

The Food Partnership's Community Nutrition team run a range of services to support those trying to achieve a healthy weight. From 1-1 clinics to group Shape-Up programmes citywide, our team of nutritionists and dietitians provide support to those trying to lose weight and encourage patients to make healthy choices.  Find out more about our Healthy Weight Referral Service. 

Additionally patients can be referred to the hospital dietitians.