April 6, 2018

We are pleased to say that we have all our approvals in place and are now recruiting volunteers to join our research study to evaluate the Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (HEAL-D) programme. 

HEAL-D has been designed in partnership with people from our...

January 5, 2018

The HEAL-D team were delighted to be asked to contribute nutritional information on the African and Caribbean recipes chosen for the new Carbs & Cals Gestational Diabetes book. 


August 19, 2017

Today we have been filming the HEAL-D exercise videos. Thanks so much to Winston Squire and Abi Oyepitan for leading the day, to the willing volunteers and the delightful camera crew who patiently filmed and edited the videos.

July 14, 2017

Recent conference proceedings submissions for HEAL-D include the Diabetes UK professional Conference in Manchester in March and The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting in July.

June 23, 2017

In this second workshop session our patient group made changes and improved the HEAL-D programme materials that we had started to design and suggested direction for things like the educational video and support for physical activity in the programme, which we took on b...

May 2, 2017

This week we held a workshop for type 2 patients, healthcare professionals and community leaders. We are all working as a team, full of ideas and inspiration to make HEAL-D into a diabetes self-management programme that really helps the community.

August 23, 2016

For the past couple of weeks we have been welcomed in a number of mosques across the Borough of Southwark. It's been great meeting everyone and learning more about how you think lifestyle advice can be improved to meet the needs of African people with Type 2 Diabetes. 

July 12, 2016

We are delighted to welcome Mistura to join the HEAL-D team!​

"My name is Mistura Yusuf. My parents are from Nigeria and in Nigeria I worked as a dietitian. Currently I am a Community Champion with Diabetes UK and a Public Health Advocate with Brent Council. I'm glad to...

June 17, 2016

We have received the first stage of our ethical approval and have started running discussion groups with patients and interviews with church & community leaders. Please email heal-d@kcl.ac.uk  if you would like to be involved.

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