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Type 2 Diabetes Education

This free course is designed for people who have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. During the course, you will have two, three hour sessions on consecutive weeks.

We run sessions in a variety of locations during the morning, afternoon and on Saturday mornings. You need to be able to commit to attending both.

The sessions are informal – they’re an opportunity for you to discuss your condition with others who share similar experiences. There aren’t any tests or written work to complete. You can bring someone along to support and you’re not expected to contribute if you don’t want to. On average, about 12-15 people attend.

What to expect

The Type 2 education programme is split into two sessions:

Session 1

Run by diabetes specialist nurse, the discussion includes:

  • What is diabetes?

  • What are the symptoms?

  • Why you have blood tests - the myths and facts

  • How to reduce the risks of complications


Session 2

The first hour is with a podiatrist on:

  • Importance of foot care and ways to prevent foot problems occuring.

The second two hours are run by a dietitian with advice on:

  • Healthy eating

  • Label reading

  • Assessing own diet

  • Importance of physical activity


How do I access the course?

You will need to request a referral from your GP or healthcare and be booked via Choose and Book to select a date that suits you. Alternatively you can self-refer onto the programme by calling our administration team.

We will notify your GP once you’ve completed the course.

I would like

Download the Type 2 Education leaflet

Watch our 'Living Well with Diabetes' video
Contact us

If you have any questions or queries about our education, please contact us:

Tel: 030 0003 0120



Useful websites

Diabetes UK

Diabetes Wellness and Research Foundation

NHS Choices