Punjabi interpreted diabetes course

Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation’s Punjabi interpreted X-PERT education programme to Type 2 diabetics living in Wolverhampton begins on Monday for six weeks.

The number of people living with diabetes in the UK is estimated to be over four million, with Type 2 the most common form, accounting for 90 per cent of diabetics. Diabetes education courses, often known as structured education, help people to stay healthy and can reduce complications.

X-PERT diabetes is a six-week structured education programme in which participants learn more about their condition and how to better manage it. This takes place in an informal group setting in which individuals can share their own experiences and ask any questions they may have about their condition.

The course covers a number of topics including; what diabetes is, nutrition for health, carbohydrate awareness, fat awareness, understanding food labels, physical activity and possible complications.

It is well known that the Asian population are at a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes with Wolverhampton having a higher Asian population than the national average. However, this can then provide barriers to individuals attending, as  courses are primarily run in English, with a number of patients having very limited English.

To help overcome this issue, Wolverhampton Wanderers Foundation are providing a Punjabi interpreted course starting this Monday 8th October (2– 4.30pm) at Molineux Stadium. The course will run for six weeks, with individuals attending once a week, finishing on 12th November. There are still spaces available on the Punjabi course so please get in touch if you, a family member or a friend would be interested in coming along.

If you are interested in attending one of our X-PERT courses, please speak to your GP or contact Rachel Smith on rachelsmith@wolves.co.uk on 01902 828366.