Taster Webinar: Diabetes Management in the Workplace

According to recent data, it’s estimated that 4.3 million people in the UK live with diabetes, which is at an all-time high [1]. Additionally, at least 35% of people over the age of 16 have prediabetes [2]. This means that almost half of your employees could be living with high blood glucose levels.

On average people diagnosed with diabetes only spend 3 hours a year with a healthcare professional (less for prediabetes) and the remaining 8,757 hours self-managing their condition [3]. Supporting employees in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their blood glucose levels leads to an empowered workforce, lower stress levels and significantly better health and wellbeing, resulting in improved work productivity [4].

We at X-PERT Health, a UK based charity working with the NHS, have developed a series of evidence-based health programmes to help individuals and businesses. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on how to manage blood glucose levels and adopt a healthier lifestyle [5,6]. X-PERT Health has developed a series of webinars to raise awareness and present solutions to tackle these issues. Sign up to take part in taster webinars, where Dr Trudi Deakin provides tips and information on how to manage prediabetes and diabetes in the workplace and provides an overview of the X-PERT Diabetes Programme.

Why Choose X-PERT Health?

Achieve Real Results: Our programmes have garnered awards for delivering tangible outcomes.

Boost Productivity: Investing in employee wellbeing can result in a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation [7].

Trusted Partnerships: Join esteemed organisations like Yorkshire Water, Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, and numerous NHS organisations across the UK.



Tailored Programmes: Addressing prediabetes, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, obesity, and weight management.

Flexible Options: Our programmes align with diverse Employee Wellness needs, available face-to-face, online, or digitally.

Accessible Education: We promote inclusivity, offering varied delivery options to challenge healthcare inequalities.

Quality Education: Co-created with patients, our programmes guarantee a powerful, rewarding, and enjoyable learning experience.

Cost Savings: Demonstrated improvements in clinical indicators result in reduced diabetes complications, positively impacting employment productivity [8-11].




2. https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/6/e005002

3. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/for-professionals/improving-care/good-practice/diabetes-education

4. Ruston, A., Smith, A., & Fernando, B. (2013). Diabetes in the workplace-diabetic’s perceptions and experiences of managing their disease at work: a qualitative study. BMC Public Health, 13, 1-10.

5. Suarez-Lledo, V., & Alvarez-Galvez, J. (2021). Prevalence of health misinformation on social media: systematic review. Journal of medical Internet research, 23(1), e17187.

6. https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/01-09-2022-infodemics-and-misinformation-negatively-affect-people-s-health-behaviours–new-who-review-finds

7. https://www.hse-network.com/the-mental-health-roi-why-investing-in-employee-well-being-pays-off/

8. Deakin T, Cade J, Williams R, Greenwood D. Structured patient education: the Diabetes X-PERT Programme makes a difference. Diabetic Medicine. 2006;23:944 – 954

9. Deakin T. The diabetes pandemic: is structured education the solution or an unnecessary expense? Practical Diabetes. 2011;28(8):358-361

10. Wheatley SD, Arjomandkhah NC, Murdoch C, et al. Improved blood glucose control, cardiovascular health and empowerment in people attending X-PERT structured education. Practical Diabetes. 2021;38:31-35

11. Jacobs-van der Bruggen MAM, van Baal PH, Hoogenveen RT, et al. Cost-Effectiveness of Lifestyle Modification in Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Care. 2009;32(8):1453-1458

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