Walking away from diabetes

Find out more about Walking away from diabetes

What is Walking Away from Diabetes?

Walking Away from Diabetes is an evidence-based programme for individuals who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (i.e. they have impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes). It is a one-off, self-management course which lasts for 3.5 hours and offers participants the opportunity to explore their personal risk and to identify the changes they need to make to remain healthy. The programme focuses on increasing physical activity and reducing saturated fat in the diet. Each programme is delivered by two healthcare professionals who have been trained as Walking Away from Diabetes educators.

The course is group-based and runs with up to a maximum of 10 people who can be accompanied by a partner, family member or friend. Our courses are run at a variety of locations across the borough during the week, evenings and on Saturdays, to meet the needs of the community.

 

What does it cover?

Understanding more about diabetes and blood glucose

Understanding what factors contribute to being at risk

How being at risk can affect long term health

Reducing risk, physical activity and healthy eating

Thoughts and feelings of the participants

Planning for the future

Using the service

To access this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another healthcare professional.

What is Walking Away from Diabetes?

Walking Away from Diabetes is an evidence-based programme for individuals who are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes (i.e. they have impaired glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes). It is a one-off, self-management course which lasts for 3.5 hours and offers participants the opportunity to explore their personal risk and to identify the changes they need to make to remain healthy. The programme focuses on increasing physical activity and reducing saturated fat in the diet. Each programme is delivered by two healthcare professionals who have been trained as Walking Away from Diabetes educators.

The course is group-based and runs with up to a maximum of 10 people who can be accompanied by a partner, family member or friend. Our courses are run at a variety of locations across the borough during the week, evenings and on Saturdays, to meet the needs of the community.

 

What does it cover?

Understanding more about diabetes and blood glucose

Understanding what factors contribute to being at risk

How being at risk can affect long term health

Reducing risk, physical activity and healthy eating

Thoughts and feelings of the participants

Planning for the future

Using the service

To access this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another healthcare professional.

Walking Away from Diabetes enquiries

01689 866508

bromh.walkingaway@nhs.net