EMPOWER is a national, structured diabetes education programme designed to help people with type 2 diabetes understand what diabetes is, the effect it has on the body and how to make small, achievable changes to the food they eat and their everyday life.
Attending a diabetes education course is a very important part of learning the basics of how to manage Type 2 diabetes and live a healthier life.
The course focuses on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, setting personal goals and enabling people to take better control of their diabetes.
EMPOWER courses are led by a trained clinical educator who facilitates the group session, making everybody feel comfortable and helping attendees to learn more about diabetes and how it can be managed.
The course lasts between three and four hours. We can accomodate specific requirements (e.g. translation or information and communication support needs) - just ask!
Sessions are run at local venues in the community. Most courses are run during the week but we also offer evening and weekend courses. Get in touch on 0800 852 7460 to find out if we are running courses in your local area.
Courses will usually be for between 6 and 12 people. Attendees can bring a carer, friend or family member to attend the session with them.