Our programmes

Our group education programmes are a fun way of learning about and understanding diabetes or weight loss and wellbeing. Using visual aids and discovery learning we enable individuals to make their own informed decisions.

Each group is led by an X-PERT trained educator.  As part of the programme all participants receive their own extensive handbook.

To find out more about each programme, please click on the links below:

  • X-PERT Prevention of Diabetes
  • X-PERT Diabetes
  • X-PERT Insulin
  • X-PERT First Steps
  • X-PERT Weight

X-PERT Prevention of Diabetes

Around 1 in 7 adults may have blood glucose levels above the normal range, but not yet high enough for a diabetes diagnosis.

If you are one of these people and are left untreated you may go on to develop diabetes. The good news is that attending an intensive lifestyle change programme can prevent Type 2 diabetes. An overview of the            X-PERT Prevention of Diabetes Programme can be found here.

Are you at risk?
Will I Benefit From Attending?

Are from certain black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups
Have a family history of diabetes
Have impaired glucose regulation
Carry excess body weight (especially around the waist)
Have low activity levels (exercising less than 3 times a week)
Eat a diet that contains too much refined carbohydrate and processed food
Have high blood pressure (greater than or equal to 140/90 mmHg)
Are older than 40 (although it is becoming more common in younger people)
Developed diabetes during a previous pregnancy
Gave birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
Have been diagnosed with the metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovarian syndrome

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You will have the opportunity to explore how your body works and how lifestyle modifications may help to reduce your risk of developing diabetes. The aim is not to tell you want 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:

Reduced risk of diabetes
Weight loss
Smaller waist
Dispelling dietary myths allowing increased dietary freedom
Healthier eating
Increased energy levels
Improved fitness
Improved wellbeing and quality of life
Lower blood glucose
Lower blood pressure
Lower blood cholesterol
Reduced risk of heart disease and other long term conditions

Find your nearest X-PERT centre

X-PERT Diabetes

For anyone with Type 2 diabetes, regardless of treatment.

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. An overview of the X-PERT Diabetes Programme can be found here.

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
Learning to deal with illness

Find your nearest X-PERT Centre

X-PERT Insulin

This is the only national structured education programme that is suitable for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Attending the X-PERT Insulin 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 when using insulin. An overview of the X-PERT Insulin Programme can be found here.

How Will I Benefit From Attending?

You will have the opportunity to explore the management of diabetes whilst using insulin and learn all about the most up to date treatment options available. The aim is not to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do but support you in setting realistic goals to address concerns you may have regarding your lifestyle and insulin treatment. Possible benefits from attending are:

Improved blood glucose levels
Fewer hypos
Dispelling dietary myths allowing increased dietary freedom
Increased carbohydrate awareness
Healthier eating
Increased energy levels
Improved wellbeing and quality of life
Lower blood pressure
Lower blood cholesterol

 

 

Find your nearest X-PERT centre

X-PERT First Steps

A 2.5 hour one off taster session of the diabetes programme which will provide key information for diabetes self-management and a guide of what you can expect when participating in structured education.

You will learn: What happens on an X-PERT programme and what results you can achieve.

Click here for more information.

X-PERT Weight

Lost weight just to put it back on? Want to lose weight and keep it off?  Want to improve your overall wellbeing?

X-PERT Weight is a 12 week group education programme that focuses on the latest scientific understanding of weight loss. The programme myth busts many dated concepts with participants learning how their body uses food and how different dietary approaches impact their weight and wellbeing. X-PERT Weight is all about answering why, so participants have the understanding of how and why they can lose weight sustainably. An overview of the X-PERT Weight programme can be found here.

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 overall health and wellbeing.  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:

Losing weight and keeping it off
Reducing waist size
Adopting an effective dietary approach
Becoming more energetic and active
Increased confidence and ability to look after your health
Improve blood pressure and blood fats
Reduce stress and improve mental health
Improve sleep quality
Reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease

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