Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
Evidence base
For the NHS
by the NHS

Walking Away from Diabetes

Walking Away from Diabetes is a 3-hour structured group education programme delivered by two trained Educators which offers participants the opportunity to explore their personal risk and to identify the changes they need to make to remain healthy. The programme aims to promote behavioural change and is compatible with the infrastructure and resources available to the NHS.

The Walking Away from Diabetes programme is highly successful at promoting increased physical activity, and behaviour changes necessary in reducing the risk of progressing to type 2 diabetes

What does this module look like?
  • 3 hours of structured self management education
  • Delivered by 2 trained Educators
  • In groups of up to 10 participants who may wish to bring a partner with them
  • Supported by specially designed resources
  • Deliverable in community venues
Content covered:
  • Thoughts and feelings of the participants
  • Understanding more about diabetes and blood glucose
  • How being at risk can affect long term health
  • Understanding what factors contribute to being at risk
  • Reducing risk – Physical activity – Healthy eating
  • Planning for the future

If you are from a healthcare organisation and are interested in offering our Walking Away from Diabetes programme to patients, please contact us on desmondnationalprogamme@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

If you are a member of the general public interested in attending such a programme, please speak to your local GP Practice to find out what is available for you locally.