What is EMPOWER T2i?

EMPOWER T2i is an education program for people living with Type 2 diabetes using insulin as part of their treatment, delivered by credentialled diabetes educators endorsed by Spirit Healthcare.

EMPOWER T2i is designed to help you understand what Type 2 diabetes is, the effect it has on your body and how to make small, achievable changes to the food you eat and your everyday life.

The course focuses on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, and setting personal goals to support you in living with diabetes. We cover a range of topics including insulin, blood glucose monitoring, preventing and managing a hypo and sick days.

Our aim is to help you work towards achieving optimal glycaemic control and reduce the risk of long-term health complications. 


Who is it for?

EMPOWER T2n is available to all patients registered with a GP in North Tyneside that are living with Type 2 diabetes and are aged 18 years or over.

Who teaches the courses?

The program includes two modules. Module 1 will be completed online in your own time and once complete you will take module 2.

Module 2 is a group session with between 6 and 12 other people, led by a credentialled diabetes educator. This will be either be virtually or face to face. 

Each module will take approximately two hours to complete.

Courses are run during the day, with evening and weekend courses also available.

At the moment, all courses are run online due to COVID-19.

What you'll learn:

What is diabetes?

Well-being and sick-day management

Medicine management

Short-term and long-term conditions

Annual health check

Blood glucose and control

Risk factors

Insulin and type of diabetes

How do I book my place?

STEP 1 – Click on the book a course tab

STEP 2 – Insert postcode and select a course

STEP 3 – Add your details

STEP 4 – Book your place

To create an account, please complete the ‘Begin your course search’ form and find a suitable course.

Once you have selected a course and clicked ‘Book this course’, you will find the option to create a new registration.

If you would like a carer, family member or friend to attend the course with you, please select carer booking.

Why should I attend?

Attending a diabetes education course is a very important part of learning how to self-manage your diabetes and help avoid long-term health complications.

You are welcome to bring a carer, family member or friend to support you.

People that complete an EMPOWER course reduce their blood glucose levels and improve their health*.

*Data on file from EMPOWER T2n.

How can I join a course?

Please click the link below, speak to your referrer or email [email protected] or call us on 1800 781 018.