Type 2: Level 3: Group education

Courses are presented by Managed Clinical Network (MCN) in each Health Board. Programmes that meet the essential criteria of structured patient education have an * beside the programme title.

Ayrshire and Arran

  • Co-creating health – diabetes. A self management programme for any person living with a long term condition. It includes general aspects and disease specific elements. Further information can be obtained from the Health Foundation website. Further information can be obtained from Carolyn Oxenham.
  • Conversation Maps®*
  • GLP-1 initiation
  • Insulin starts


GLP-1 initiation

Dumfries and Galloway

DESMOND*: Diabetes education and self management for ongoing and newly diagnosed


Forth Valley

GLP-1 initiation in groups with education based on Conversation Map®*. For more information contact Linda Mackintosh, Diabetes Specialist Nurse.


One-off group education sessions.

Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Conversation Maps®*



X-PERT* diabetes


RECLAIM*: Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Carbohydrate Learning And Insulin Management. For people with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, using a basal bolus regimen, who need to learn carbohydrate counting and insulin management. Further information can be obtained from Alyson Hutchison, Diabetes Dietitian.


  • Conversation Maps®*
  • Type 2 Group education for Insulin initiation.
  • Type 2 Group education for GLP-1 initiation.
  • TDEP: Tayside Diabetes Education Programme. For people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Further information can be obtained from Susan Chisholm, Diabetes Specialist Nurse.

Western Isles

WIDE 2 : Western Isles diabetes education for people with type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes from minority ethnic groups

There are specific educational needs related to people from minority ethnic groups that include literacy, language and accessibility issues.

There are some educational resources available within a programme outline in English, Chinese and Urdu at: Structured Diabetes Education website.