X-PERT HEALTH Diabetes Programme

Attending the X-PERT Diabetes programme will increase your knowledge skills and understanding of your condition and help you to make lifestyle choices to manage your blood glucose levels more effectively

Comments from participants:-
“This is the first time in 10 years of being a diabetic that anybody has told me these things”

“I am more at ease with diabetes from what I have learnt and able to control it better”

“This course was really helpful in helping me understand diabetes as all demonstrations were in layman’s language – programme should have been implemented years ago” 

What is it?

Group education delivered by trained educators: 2½ hour sessions over 6 weeks with annual follow-up sessions. An overview of the X-PERT Diabetes Programme can be found here .  You will also receive a 97-page comprehensive handbook of the programme.

Who can attend?

People with Type 1 diabetes
People with Type 2 diabetes, regardless of treatment 

How will I benefit from attending?
You will have the opportunity to explore how your body works and how lifestyle modifications may help to improve your diabetes control. The aim is not to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do, but to help and support you in setting realistic goals to address concerns that you may have with your lifestyle such as what you eat and how active you are. Possible benefits from attending are:

•    Lower blood glucose
•    Dispelling dietary myths allowing increased dietary freedom
•    Healthier eating
•    Increase carbohydrate awareness
•    Increased energy levels
•    Improved fitness
•    Improved wellbeing and quality of life
•    Lower blood pressure
•    Lower blood cholesterol
•    Weight loss if appropriate
•    Reduced risk of heart disease and other long-term condition

Is there a cost to attend?
No, X-PERT diabetes is usually delivered free through the NHS

Is it delivered in my area?
Find your nearest X-PERT Centre

What is my option if it not delivered in my area?
Please contact us.  Or you can buy the programme handbook or DVD from our on-line shop

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