Services Database Just Beat It! Service (County Durham Area)

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Just Beat It! is a support programme to help people reduce their future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. The programme improves a person’s health through educational and physical activity sessions with a dedicated Just Beat It! Mentor.
The programme involves:

  • weekly educational and support sessions;
  • two weekly physical activity sessions for 6 months; and
  • regular support meetings for up to 2 years.

Appropriate people (without a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes) to target are those who are:

  • overweight;
  • on medication for high blood pressure; and
  • or generally aged 50 or over

Service description

Step 1: Completing the Diabetes UK Risk Score

Pharmacy staff should help the person to complete the Risk Score. Three measurements of height, weight (to then record the body mass index), and waist circumference are needed in order to complete this score.

Step 2: Completing the Just Beat It! Registration Form

If eligible for the programme provide the person with an Information Pack.

Location of service

County Durham & Darlington LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

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Other organisations involved


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At least one staff member should attend the training session which will discuss how to communicate to people the risk of developing future diabetes, how to undertake a Diabetes UK Risk Score, and how to complete the Just Beat It! Registration Form.


This service is available in the County Durham area only.