BERTIE is a four week course for people with type 1 diabetes, which involves attending a 6-hour group education programme once a week for four consecutive weeks. The time between sessions is used for participants to put their newly-learned skills into practice. The aims of the course are:
- for participants to achieve their own goals relating to their diabetes
- for participants to learn how to adjust their insulin according to their lifestyle and not vice versa
- for participants to learn how diabetes can affect their health, and what they can do to stay healthy
It is essential that participants attend the whole programme, and agree to do the required ‘homework’ to gain full benefit from the course.