Diabetes Education Kent and Medway

Diabetes Education

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How can diabetes education help you?

Diabetes is a condition in which a person can have a high level of blood glucose (sugar) which if not brought under control can negatively impact quality of life.

We want to motivate you through diabetes education to make simple changes, which will lead you to a healthy and active life.

Are you ready to
lead a healthier and active life?

Diabetes education programmes can help you to improve your knowledge and skills and also help you take control of your condition and self-manage it effectively.

The Spirit Hub gives people with diabetes a great place to easily book an appropriate course online. 

Adele's story

Adele of Dudley, attended an X-PERT course after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Initially fearful and worried she really embraced the course and hasn’t felt this good for 20 years. She has lost 20 kilo’s, halved her medication and is well on her way to remission. 

Source: Diabetes UK

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Million people have Type 2 diabetes.

3.4 million people with Type 2 diabetes in England with around 200,000 new diagnoses every year.

One in 15 people in the UK have diabetes, including one million people who have type 2, but haven’t been diagnosed.

About 8 per cent of people with diabetes in the UK have Type 1 diabetes. It’s got nothing to do with diet or lifestyle, it just happens. We’re still not sure what causes it.

 

Source: Diabetes UK

What people have said

"The results of the course have been amazing!

"I have lost 8 and a half stone"

"It taught me about different food groups"

"They gave us great advice"

“By following the recommendations of the course, I am losing on average of one Kilogram a week and my blood glucose level has stabilised to a level I’ve not seen since I was diagnosed.”

Stuart from Bognor Regis

“Once I understood what was happening inside my body when I ate carbohydrates it enabled me to focus… I have lost 8 and a half stone through adopting a Low Carb approach coupled with Intermittent Fasting.”

Treflyn from North Wales

“The course helped me learn about making better choices in what I eat. It taught me about… the consequences of eating processed food and how some foods affect your major organs and how they store fat.”

Lee from Saffron Walden

“They gave us great advice on diet and exercise, while educating us very professionally on how diabetes works and how we can influence it. 

Graham from Stockport

NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group is the NHS organisation that plans and buys healthcare services to meet the needs of 1.8million people living in Kent and Medway.

Virtual diabetes prevention and education sessions

Face-to-face support sessions for people at risk of developing diabetes in Kent and Medway are continuing ‘virtually’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Read full story.