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Diabetes Education

Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year and more than 7,000 people in Bath and North East Somerset are living with Type 2 diabetes.

If diabetes is not managed properly it can lead to serious life-threatening and life-limiting complications, such as increased risk of some cancers, kidney disease, eyesight damage, increased risk of heart and cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure. Diabetes remains the most common cause of amputation, blindness and requirement of renal dialysis in the UK.

We support adults over 18 years of age who live in the Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) area or who are registered with a B&NES GP.


St. Martin’s Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP
t: 0300 247 0203 (Option 1)


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In Bath and North East Somerset, if you have Type 2 Diabetes a course called X-PERT is available. It’s a FREE six week course, and is aimed to help you improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing your diabetes.

The X-PERT programme is delivered on different days and times of the week in various venues around Bath and North East Somerset. You are welcome to bring a friend or partner with you to any of the sessions.

If you would like to book onto a course or would like to find out more information about X-PERT – please call Virgin Care, Health & Wellbeing Hub, telephone: 0300 247 02 03 (Option 1) or email: BATHNES.thehub@virgincare.co.uk

How do I access this service?

You can be referred to this service by:

  • Health Professional (GP, practice nurse, dietitian, podiatrist, diabetes specialist nurse)
  • Self-referral – please contact our advisors on 0300 247 0203 (Option 1)

Diabetes and your feet
Healthy Lifestyle Referral Form

Where can I find more information?

Live well with diabetes in Wiltshire, Bath & NE Somerset is a website with ideas, help and local resources to help you with your diabetes.

Follow this link to find out more.

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