We have a range of courses depending on the type of diabetes you have, including pre-diabetes.
Reversing type 2 diabetes
Some people who have type 2 diabetes can keep the sugar in their blood at healthy levels. If you live with this type of diabetes and are overweight, we have developed a programme with Oviva to help you, if:
are between 18 and 65 years;
are not pregnant;
have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years;
have a body mass index (BMI) over 27 (if you are from a White ethnic group) or over 25 (if you are from a Black, Asian and other ethnic group).
The programme will give you low-calorie food (such as soups and shakes) that will replace your regular meals for about three months. You will also get help and advice for a year to slowly bring back your normal food in your diet. Your local GP can also help you, especially if you need to change medicines.
Over nine months, you’ll get tailored support with practical advice on healthy eating, exercise, and managing weight. All of this helps lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
In south east London, the programme is run by Thrive Tribe. In your first session, you’ll have a one-to-one chat with your coach about your needs and goals. The programme is tailored to fit different communities.
Throughout the programme, you’ll receive help managing your weight, eating healthier, being more active, and you’ll even get free workbooks and videos to guide you. Learn more here.
Type 1 diabetes education courses
If you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the courses below can help you live as normally as possible, and keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range to avoid future diabetes problems.
When you join these courses, you’ll likely feel more sure about handling your diabetes, picking better foods, taking care of yourself, and meeting others with diabetes.
If you have type 2 diabetes, learning about it can help you manage your health better. It’s about improving what you know and do, so you’re more in control. In this way, you can stay healthy, prevent problems, and make things better for yourself. You can find out about available programmes or learn more through our new booking platform, Diabetes Book & Learn.
In south east London, there’s a special programme called HEAL-D for people with type 2 diabetes from African and Caribbean communities. It helps you improve your diet and lifestyle by teaching you how to manage things yourself. It covers changes in your habits, what to eat, and exercises. Get more info about HEAL-D here.
Did you know that people of Black African and Caribbean ethnicities are two to four times more likely to have diabetes than White populations in the UK? While traditional diabetes programmes are helpful, they don’t always account for cultural differences in food, lifestyle, and habits, which can make them hard to follow. This World Diabetes Day, we […]