Diabetes Smart is a free course to support local people living with pre-diabetes and type 1 and 2

The free course is facilitated by our trained professionals in venues across Wirral. It’s an opportunity for people to learn about making positive lifestyle changes and managing their pre-diabetes and type 1 and 2 diabetes.

Our free and informative course is designed to help people:

  • think smart – think differently about their diagnosis
  • act smart – make informed choices (healthy eating, physical activity, self-care)
  • live smart – manage their diabetes /pre-diabetes on a daily basis

How the course is delivered

It’s recommended that everyone who books onto the course attends a core session first. This session focuses on what pre diabetes and diabetes is and how people can manage their condition.

Following attendance on the core session there are 8 practical modules people can choose from including:

  • healthy lifestyle
    • healthy food choices and support  to manage weight, 2 sessions, 2 hour duration per session
  • carbohydrate awareness
    • what carbohydrates are and how they affect blood glucose levels, 2 hour session
  • reading and understanding food labels
    • using food labels to guide food choices, 1.5 hour session
  • keeping well with diabetes
    • how to prevent potential health problems linked with diabetes, 2.5 hour session
  • physical activity
    • benefits of physical activity and ways to get more active, 1.5 hour session
  • insulin – for people treating diabetes with insulin
    • all aspects of managing diabetes using insulin injections, 1.5 hour session
  • review session
    • opportunity to review how people are managing their pre diabetes/diabetes, revisiting ways of managing the conditions and sharing top tips, 2 hour session

Download the course timetable

How to book a place on the course

You can now self-refer onto the course:

Everyone who books onto the course can bring a friend or relative along (please inform the admin team when booking).

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