Diabetes ACR Urine Test

NHS England has commissioned a provider, Xyla Health and Wellbeing, to provide the ‘Your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme’ for patients at risk of type 2 diabetes.

Once a patient is referred, they will be contacted for a motivational interview with the provider (Xyla) to help them enrol on the course and to have an opportunity to ask any questions they have at this time, including if you don’t want to enrol in the programme.

Xyla Health and Wellbeing is part of the Acacium Group and sometimes, if required and legally allowed, Xyla may share some of your basic details such as your name and contact details with providers who have been identified as suitable to contact you to provide support for you during this programme.

Any sharing of your data is done as little as possible, under due diligence and in compliance with applicable laws. For full details on how Xyla would use your data for the diabetes prevention programme, see their privacy notice here

 For general information on the national diabetes prevention programme, please visit the NHS England website here 

Having diabetes increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, eye disease and kidney disease. Regular checks can reduce the risk of any of these complications.


Healthy.io & Urinary Tests 

We are working with a company called Healthy io, that will allow patients with diabetes to test their kidney function from home. 

Part of your diabetes annual review is a simple urine test., which looks at urinary albumin:creatinine ratio (ACR). The ACR test checks your kidney function by looking for particles of protein in your urine called albumin. Albumin in your urine means you are at increased risk of kidney and heart disease. If picked up at an early stage, you can be put on medication that reduces the risk of any complications.

Healthy io will provide a urine ACR test kit that allows people to do the test at home. It links up with an app on your smartphone. The test is very easy and a kit will be sent to your home.

With your permission, we will share your mobile phone number and address with Healthy io, and they will contact you to get your kit sent out to you. If you do not wish to take part, please let us know by sending an email with your name and date of birth

Find out more about kidney disease or the test here

Find out about all the other checks you need to have in your diabetes review here.