Expert Patients Programme

Expert Patients Programme - Tameside & Glossop

The X-PERT programme is for patients with Type 2 diabetes, diagnosed within the last year. Patients can be referred via GP or Practise Nurse; self-referral is not accepted. Courses run for half day a week over six weeks, all sessions must be attended and refreshments will be provided. The course is fully funded, at no cost to the attendee, no pre-course work is necessary. The programme is delivered from a variety of locations across Tameside and Glossop.

About Our Service

The X-PERT programme is for patients with Type 2 diabetes, diagnosed within the last year. Patients can be referred via GP or Practise Nurse; self-referral is not accepted. Courses run for half day a week over 6 weeks, all sessions must be attended and refreshments will be provided. The course is fully funded, at no cost to the attendee, no pre-course work is necessary.

A brief overview of each session

WEEK 1

  • What is diabetes?
  • Self-monitoring
  • Medication
  • Health results – what do they mean?

WEEK 2

  • Weight management
  • Energy balance
  • Balance of good health
  • Physical activity

WEEK 3

  • Carbohydrate awareness
  • What are carbohydrates?
  • How starch and sugars affect blood glucose levels
  • Dispelling myths of the sugar-free diet

WEEK 4

Understand food labels and become more informed about the food you eat. This session may take place in a local supermarket depending on group size.

WEEK 5

  • Possible complications of diabetes
  • Prevention
  • Annual review
  • Living with diabetes

WEEK 6

  • Available resources
  • X-PERT game
  • Questions and answers
  • Comments and feedback

Contact Information

X-PERT Health, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire HX7 7DP

Tel: 01422 847 871
Email: admin@xperthealth.org.uk

For further information, see the dedicated X-PERT website