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Healthy Living Programme for type 2 diabetes

Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes – Update courses

Are you living with type 2 diabetes and need some support? You are in the right place!

The Healthy Lifestyles Team provides ongoing type 2 diabetes update sessions to support people in managing their type 2 diabetes in the long-term.

What can I expect from a course?

  • Online or face to face options
  • Resources, tools, and information to support you to manage your diabetes.
  • Question and answer opportunities with health professionals working in the field of diabetes management.

How do I book onto a course?

For further information or to book a place please call 0300 456 1006.

Please note that lines can get busy and may go to voicemail, please leave a message with your name and number and someone will get back to you promptly.

Type 2 diabetes develops when your body can’t produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly. If untreated, it can cause very serious health problems.

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes means that looking after your health has become even more important. You can make simple changes to your lifestyle that make a big difference to how your diabetes progresses.

If you have been newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, you should be referred to the Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes course by your GP. If you have not been referred please speak to your GP surgery about referring you. The healthy living programme is group information sessions either face to face or online for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, developed to provide information and advice to help you self-manage your diabetes. These sessions are a key part of your diabetes care.

What can you expect

  • Information on a range of topics including treatment and care for type 2 diabetes, healthy eating and improving activity levels
  • Help to understand the potential consequences of living with diabetes
  • To gain confidence to make healthy lifestyle change
  • Preparing you for any health checks you might need
  • Time to discuss questions or concerns with health professionals
  • Meeting others who have recently been diagnosed with diabetes (please feel free to bring a partner/friend)

The digital course is newly designed in response to COVID-19 and involves access to online resources, a workbook for you to work through that can hold your diabetes specific information and online sessions to speak to health professionals and others with type 2 diabetes.

Are you at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

As part of a national campaign, you can now check your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by using Diabetes UK Know your risk tool.

If your score indicates you are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes , you will be directed to join the Type 2 diabetes Prevention Programme. The programme is free, and currently delivered with remote Zoom sessions or digital only option to support you in eating healthily, becoming more active and increasing general well-being.

Why don’t you take this opportunity to find out your risk by using the ‘Know Your Risk’ tool below and join the programme to be healthier.


Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes course resources

A comprehensive online resource that is used for the digital Healthy Living with Type 2 Diabetes course.

Know Your Risk tool

Finding out your risk of type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today.

Diabetes Health Profile

Use the Diabetes Health Profile tool to check how well you are managing your diabetes. Scores in the green mean you are managing the condition well and in the red mean you might need additional support

Additional resources