Take hold of your diabetes
Having diabetes doesn’t mean diabetes has you! There are lots of things you can do to help care for yourself and stay healthy. HEAL-D has been designed to help you with this. HEAL-D is a diabetes education and support programme for adults of African and Caribbean heritage.
When you have diabetes what you eat (and drink) plays a big part in managing your blood sugar. Your weight and shape can also affect your diabetes.
Keeping physically active is an important part of helping you stay healthy. There are lots of ways to keep active – from gardening and walking to exercise classes and dancing!
Why choose us?
HEAL-D has been created in partnership with members of African and Caribbean communities in south London, community leaders and healthcare professionals. It will give you information, advice and practical support so that you have the knowledge you need to make decisions about your diet and lifestyle that will help you manage your diabetes.
Find out more
HEAL-D is available free of charge for adults of African or Caribbean heritage who have a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and live in south London.
If you would like to learn more about HEAL-D and things you can do to help manage your diabetes, please click the link below:
How do I book on to HEAL-D?
If you live in south London you can join the HEAL-D programme in the following ways:
Take part in our research
We have a new research study starting in the summer of 2023.
We will run a large study in London, Birmingham and Manchester to test if HEAL-D is beneficial for adults of African and Caribbean heritage who are living with type 2 diabetes. The study will run for 4 years.
More details coming soon!