A large number of people in the United Kingdom have Type 2 diabetes. As such, there is a lot of help and support out there for you.

In attending this EMPOWER course, you are part of a group of people from your local area, together sharing experiences and learning about:

  • Diet
  • Exercise and lifestyle changes
  • Medication
  • Setting personal goals
  • How to take better control of your diabetes


Having the right care is important in helping you to manage your diabetes. As well as looking after yourself, you will have an annual review meeting with your GP. This is where you can discuss your personal targets and agree a plan of action to help you reach them.

Areas of care you should think about and discuss with your GP at your next review can include:

  • Podiatry (foot care)

  • Eye Screening

  • Stopping smoking

  • Emotional well-being

  • Diet support

  • Weight management

  • Exercise schemes

  • Alcohol awareness


There is a wide range of information and support available to help you continue to learn more about and manage your diabetes. These include:

Diabetes UK

A UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people with diabetes.

0345 123 2399

Independent Diabetes Trust

Raising awareness of important issues for people with diabetes and providing information in non-medical language.

01604 622 837


A completely FREE 10 week weight management programme for adults in Leicestershire.

0116 222 7154

Leicestershire Diabetes


Staying fit doesn’t mean you need to run a marathon or lift very heavy objects. Just light exercise like walking can go a long way to improving your sense of well-being. There are local groups and resources near you that can help you keep moving.

Visit for more information.

There are also 11 sports and leisure centres in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, offering a great range of sports, classes and fitness activities. Find your nearest centre via