Healthy Living with type 2 diabetes – face-to-face course

Photo: Participants at a Healthy Living with type 2 diabetes face-to-face course

The face-to-face course involves 2 sessions spread over 2 weeks lasting 3 hours a session. The sessions are in a group setting in a selection of venues around South Devon. You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to the course.

Week 1

Topics covered:

  • What is diabetes
  • How does it affect you
  • Complications of diabetes
  • How to get the most out of your diabetes checks
  • Looking after your feet
  • Physical activity and diabetes

Delivered by Behaviour Change Facilitator and Practice Nurse.

Week 2

Topics covered:

  • Eating well for diabetes
  • Managing your weight
  • Sensible drinking
  • Food labels
  • How you feel and how this affects your diabetes
  • Making positive changes

Delivered by Behaviour Change Facilitator and Community Dietitian.

“Very informative, very helpful. So, pleased I could take part at early diagnosis so I was set on the right path straight away. All the myths put right.”

“Well presented course, easy to understand, queries were well answered and group discussion welcomed.”

“I thought I knew a lot about diabetes before, but I’ve discovered a lot of gaps/misinformation!”

“I learnt so much about type 2 diabetes and practical information about diet, portion control and food labelling. My wife was amazed at how enthusiastic I was and how much I had taken in. Can’t speak highly enough of my satisfaction with the course, the ladies running it were all so kind and helpful.”

“The information relayed to me was very clear and not confusing. The different people were able to answer all the questions we had during the course. I have enjoyed this course a lot and have found the information very helpful.”