Following the announcement of social distancing recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, group-based face-to-face delivery of programmes is no longer in line with government advice. As such, group-based face-to-face services will stop from Friday 20 March 2020.

If you are a patient with Type 2 diabetes we have digital programmes available for example Oviva and Second Nature - book here

If you have been referred for Diabetes Education by your GP and still want a face to face course, you will be held in a waiting list. We will contact you again once face to face courses resume.

If you're not sure how digital courses work, call us on 020 3474 5500

Need help? Call us on 020 3474 5500

X-PERT - Type 2

X-PERT is one of the longest-standing diabetes education courses for people with Type 2 diabetes. There are different X-PERT courses available so that you can find the one that best suits you, whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for a while and are about to start on insulin.

Course Style

X-PERT is a face-to-face group course of six sessions, each 2 ½ hours long. It is a course facilitated by a trained healthcare professional, with up to 18 people with Type 2 diabetes in each session. Usually you will complete all six sessions with the same group of people, but there is some flexibility to book into different sessions if you need to.


There is the option to bring a family member or friend along to some or all of the sessions.

X-PERT is based on person-centred discovery learning and uses peer-to-peer learning and visual aids to help you understand your diabetes and health. The course is regularly audited and quality assured, with trainers following a written curriculum.


What can X-PERT do for my diabetes?

The original X-PERT clinical trial showed improvement in sugar and cholesterol levels, as well as better lifestyle choices, such as eating more fruit and vegetables. Many people lose weight and reduce their waist size after attending the course. This can lead to needing fewer medications. They feel more able to manage their health and often more knowledgeable about their diabetes.

Who is X-PERT best suited to?

X-PERT is best suited to people who:

- Enjoy sharing their experiences, interacting with and learning from others

- Prefer to practice what they have learnt between each session before returning for more information

- Would like flexibility in booking sessions at different times, including weekends and evenings

- It is conducted in English, so you will need to have a good grasp of English language.


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