Mission Statement

X-PERT Health provides effective education courses to prevent, manage and reduce the escalating financial burden of diabetes. Our growing network of 84 centres and more than 600 educators has helped more than a quarter of a million people so far.

Our courses are national programmes that fully meet the Department of Health and Diabetes UK criteria to fulfil the National Institute of Health and Care (NICE) guidance.

Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, diabetes have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions. Whether you have had diabetes for 20 years or whether you have been newly diagnosed, our courses are for you.

We have 3 programmes, these are:

X-PERT Prevention of Diabetes (X-POD)

X-PERT Diabetes

X-PERT Insulin

Written by Dr Trudi Deakin, the X-PERT Programmes are based upon the theories of patient empowerment, discovery learning and patient-centred care. People with diabetes see a healthcare professional for around 3 hours each year and have to spend the remaining 8,757 hours self-managing their condition.

The existing government is determined to try and control the cost of health services across the UK through education and awareness and has set up the National Diabetes Awareness and Prevention Programme. This means that everyone who is at risk or has type 2 diabetes should have access to training for self-management. We can demonstrate proven results that X-PERT Health: can reduce the burden of cost on the NHS budgets, uses the most up to date evidence based research, is independent of both the NHS and commercial interests, is the only Diabetes Education and Awareness programme that provides ongoing support, and is NHS NICE guideline accredited.

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a common condition in which the amount of glucose in the blood at diagnosis is too high because the body cannot use the glucose as energy. Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, or produces insulin but cannot use it properly. There are two types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes occurs when there is a severe lack of insulin in the body because the cells in the pancreas that produce it have been destroyed.
  • Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can still make some insulin, but not enough for its needs, or when the insulin that is produced does not work properly (known as insulin resistance).

How X-PERT Can Help? Our free 15 hour self-management courses are for people living with pre-diabetes and either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. You can attend whether you have just found out you have diabetes or whether you have been living with it for years. X-PERT Education provides tools and techniques to help you manage your condition better. A clinical trial has demonstrated that attendance significantly improves health and wellbeing.

Living with Diabetes: Find out how others have taken control of their diabetes from individuals and their experiences, just click on the links below to watch the video or read the text of those who have shared their stories with us:  John's story    Emma's experience    Alan's testimony 

Twitter Feed

Twitter Updates

Latest News

Diabetes Professional Care Conference

15 & 16 November 2017 at Olympia, London

X-PERT Health is excited to be part of this year’s Diabetes Professional Care, which takes place at Olympia, London, on 15-16 November 2017. The event offers an unrivalled agenda of conference sessions and workshops, with one aim in mind: to provide you with the latest knowledge, thinking and innovations in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes. Diabetes Professional Care 2017 is for professionals only. Register for free HERE & come and say hello to us on Stand F20.

11 October 2017/Author: Lisa Graham/Number of views (114)
Tags:

X-PERT Conference & Awards Presentation & Photos

A huge thank-you to all those who attended the X-PERT Health Conference & Awards Ceremony ‘Educate not Medicate in the Prevention & Management of Diabetes’ which took place in Manchester on 21st September 2017. A very inspiring and fun day out was had!

Please find attached the presentation slides from the day and the link HERE will take you to the photographs taken.

The Audit Data Report 2017 for data captured between 1st January 2015-31st December is now available to view on the website.

29 September 2017/Author: Lisa Graham/Number of views (0)
Tags:
29 September 2017/Author: Lisa Graham/Number of views (0)
Tags:

About us

Our aim is to ensure that all people at risk of, or diagnosed with, diabetes have access to good quality and enjoyable structured education leading to increased skills, knowledge and confidence in the prevention and self-management of their long-term medical conditions.

Contact us

X-PERT Health 

Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire , HX7 7DP
UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1422 847871
Fax: +44 (0) 1422 843715

Email: admin@xperthealth.org.uk

Newsletter

Follow us