Health and Wellbeing Coaching
Health and wellbeing coaches (HWBCs) will use health coaching skills to support you to develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an active participant in your care so that you can reach your own health and wellbeing goals.
Health coaches will support you to self-identify existing issues and encourage proactive prevention of new and existing conditions. This approach is based on supporting personal choice and positive risk taking. We will coach and motivate you through multiple sessions, supporting you to identify your needs, set goals, and help them to implement their personalised health and care plan.
We have joined forces with total Wellbeing to deliver face to face seminars, so you may receive an invitation to attend one in the future. If you would like to self-refer, please contact your practice or Gaby on 07594955372. Additionally, we are now beginning to introduce video group consultations led by Dr Abubacker where you get an opportunity to have a one-on-one session tailored to your needs, as well as advice from a social prescriber and input from a health & wellbeing coach.
What is Non-diabetic Hyperglycaemia (pre-diabetes)?
Prediabetes means that your blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough for you to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It also means that you are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
How to prevent Type 2 diabetes?
- Manage your weight
- Be more active
- Eat a healthy and balanced diet
A poor diet is directly linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other long-term conditions. If you are unsure what a well-balanced meal is, Diabetes UK provide a good breakdown on what it should look like. If you’d like to try something new, you may explore some of the recipes that have been approved by specialist team of dieticians, this can also help you to create your own tailored meal plan.
People who are motivated and determined to change can achieve positive results. By taking small steps, you can make a huge difference to the quality of life you live. Here is an example of two individuals who have decided to turn their life around:
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
We aim to get as many patients involved in physical activity as possible, that is why we have collaborated with Luton Hive, an initiative to get people moving. If you are interested to join a 5k run, jog, or walk and would like a T-shirt, please get in touch. Sizes available: S,M,L,XL,2XL, 3XL.