Diabetes Education programmes

If you have type 2 diabetes, attending an education programme is an important part of your treatment plan. The programme can help you to understand your condition. This means you can learn how to control it and have the best quality of life possible. 

We have two different education programmes for people in Derby and Derbyshire. Both programmes are delivered through group education that includes information and support on the following: 

  • The impact of being diagnosed with diabetes 
  • How food affects your diabetes 
  • Healthy eating 
  • Medication 
  • The positive effects of being active 
  • Planning your diabetes care 
  • Local services available to support your own health goals 

The programmes are run by trained diabetes educators. They will help you to understand your condition and answer some of the questions you may have. 

Read the tabs below to find out more about the different courses and dates on offer, and how to book.

  • You will need to be referred by your GP practice to access these programmes.

X-PERT Diabetes

Our X-PERT team in Derby and Derbyshire are the winners of the award for ‘Best Participant Experience’ in 2020 & 2021.

X-PERT Diabetes is our recommended course for patients.

  1. ‘X-PERT Diabetes’ Online Course
    • Our most popular course. You can join from your own home.

    • You will need internet access and either a laptop, computer or smartphone.

    • Each session lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

    • There is one session a week for six weeks.

    • Group session led by a trained Diabetes Educator.

  2.  ‘X-PERT Diabetes’ Face-to-Face Course
    • Held at a local NHS or community centre.

    • Each session lasts 2 hours 30 minutes.

    • There is one session a week for six weeks.
    • Group session led by a trained Diabetes Educator.  

What will you learn about on both courses? 

  • What is diabetes and how it affects you.
  • Ways to work towards needing less medication.
  • Weight loss approaches.
  • Carbohydrates and diabetes.
  • How to set goals to help control your diabetes. 

Scroll further down the page to find the X-PERT Online and Face-to-Face course timetables.

Diabetes and You

Diabetes and You is an overview course for people who do not have the time to do the full recommended course. 

  • It is half a day and is a group-based programme.
  • It is delivered face-to-face near to where you live.
  • This course is led by qualified staff. 

Scroll further down the page to find the Diabetes and You course timetable.


Diabetes Education course timetables

 
X-PERT Online Timetable - October
Prog Day Time Start Date Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
X-PERT Online

Mon

10.00am to 11.30am

03/10/22 10/10/22 17/10/22 24/10/22 31/10/22 07/11/22
X-PERT Online

Mon

6.30pm to 8.00pm 03/10/22 10/10/22 17/10/22 24/10/22 31/10/22 07/11/22
X-PERT Online

Tues

1.00pm to 2.30pm 04/10/22 11/10/22 18/10/22 25/10/22 01/11/22 08/11/22
X-PERT Online

Tues

6.30pm to 8.00pm 04/10/22 11/10/22 18/10/22 25/10/22 01/11/22 08/11/22
X-PERT Online

Wed

6.30pm to 8.00pm

05/10/22 12/10/22 19/10/22 26/10/22 02/11/22 09/11/22
X-PERT Online

Thurs

6.30pm to 8.00pm

06/10/22 13/10/22 20/10/22 27/10/22 03/11/22 10/11/22

 

X-PERT Online Timetable - November
Prog Day Time Start Date Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
X-PERT Online

Mon

10.00am to 11.30am

31/10/22 07/11/22 14/11/22 21/11/22 28/11/22 05/12/22
X-PERT Online

Mon

6.30pm to 8.00pm 31/10/22 07/11/22 14/11/22 21/11/22 28/11/22 05/12/22
X-PERT Online

Tues

1.00pm to 2.30pm 01/11/22 08/11/22 15/11/22 22/11/22 29/11/22 06/12/22
X-PERT Online

Tues

6.30pm to 8.00pm 01/11/22 08/11/22 15/11/22 22/11/22 29/11/22 06/12/22
X-PERT Online

Wed

6.30pm to 8.00pm

02/11/22 09/11/22 16/11/22 23/11/22 30/11/22 07/12/22
X-PERT Online

Thurs

6.30pm to 8.00pm

03/11/22 10/11/22 17/11/22 24/11/22 01/12/22 08/12/22

 

If you have been referred to the Diabetes Education Service, please spend some time looking at the information on this website about type 2 diabetes. You can then choose the dates you want to go to from the timetable above and contact us to book on.

To book onto our programme you can:

Our normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

The X-PERT online programmes will be hosted using Microsoft Teams.

If you have not used Microsoft Teams before, you may find the following documents useful:

X-PERT Face-to-Face Timetable - October to November (provisional dates)
Programme Venue Day Time Start Date Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
X-PERT face-to-face

The Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

Thursday 1.00pm to 3.30pm 13/10/22 20/10/22 27/10/22 03/11/22 10/11/22 17/11/22
X-PERT face-to-face Ascot Drive Fire Station, Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8GZ Tuesday 1.00pm to 3.30pm 25/10/22 01/11/22 08/11/22 15/11/22 22/11/22 29/11/22

 

X-PERT Face-to-Face Timetable - November to December (provisional dates)
Programme Venue Day Time Start Date Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6
X-PERT face-to-face St Barnabas Centre, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, S45 9BU Wednesday 10.00am to 12.30pm 02/11/22 09/11/22 16/11/22 23/11/22 30/11/22 07/12/22
X-PERT face-to-face Ilkeston Arena, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG Thursday 6.30pm to 9.00pm 10/11/22 17/11/22 24/11/22 01/12/22 08/12/22 15/12/22

If you have been referred to the Diabetes Education Service, please spend some time looking at the information on this website about type 2 diabetes. You can then choose the dates you want to go to from the timetable above and contact us to book on.

To book onto our programme you can:

Our normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Diabetes & You Timetable - September

 

Programme Venue Date Time
Diabetes and You Cavendish Hospital, Manchester Road, Buxton, SK17 6TE Thursday 01/09/22 10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Ascot Drive Fire Station, Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8GZ Tuesday 06/09/22 10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You The Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7JH Thursday 08/09/22 10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Ilkeston Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG Friday 30/09/22 10.00am - 2.30pm

 

 

Diabetes & You Timetable - October
Programme Venue Date Time
Diabetes and You The Old Post Centre, High Street, Newhall, Swadlincote, DE11 0HX Thursday
06/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Wilmot Street Community Centre, 16 Wilmot Street, Heanor, DE75 7EF Tuesday
11/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Ascot Drive Fire Station, Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8GZ Thursday
13/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Long Eaton Health Centre, Midland Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1RY Monday
17/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Bolsover Assembly Hall - George Bratt Room, Hill Top, Bolsover, S44 6NG Tuesday 
18/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Ascot Drive Fire Station, Ascot Drive, Derby, DE24 8GZ Thursday 
27/10/22
10.00am - 2.30pm

 

Diabetes & You Timetable - November
Programme Venue Date Time
Diabetes and You The Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7JH Tuesday
08/11/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Ilkeston Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG Thursday
10/11/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You The Agricultural Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH Tuesday
15/11/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Alfreton Community Hall, 9 Mansfield Road, Alfreton, DE55 7JJ Thursday
24/11/22
10.00am - 2.30pm

 

Diabetes & You Timetable - December
Programme Venue Date Time
Diabetes and You Cavendish Hospital, Manchester Road, Buxton, SK17 6TE Thursday
01/12/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You The Village Surgery - Derby, Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8AL Friday
02/12/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You Long Eaton Health Centre, Midland Street, Long Eaton, NG10 1RY Tuesday
13/12/22
10.00am - 2.30pm
Diabetes and You The Parish Centre Stonegravels, 91 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 7JH Tuesday
20/12/22
10.00am - 2.30pm

If you have been referred to the Diabetes Education Service, please spend some time looking at the information on this website about type 2 diabetes. You can then choose the dates you want to go to from the timetable above and contact us to book on.

To book onto our programme you can:

Our normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

The X-PERT online programmes will be hosted using Microsoft Teams.