thrive - survive type 2 diabetesThrive Programme – is based on the latest research and fulfils the current official guidelines.

In February 2019 the Thrive programme will be starting again.  If you have type 2 diabetes* or prediabetic** then please contact for more information.  The results have been life changing.

“The Thrive Course has literally been life changing.

I’ve been overweight for many years and was diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago.  I’ve now reversed the prediabetes and my blood sugars are in a normal range. I’ve lost a stone in weight, three inches from my waistline and the migraine headaches I’d suffered daily for over thirty years are gone.  General aches and pains are vastly improved, I sleep better and have more energy than I have had in a long time.  I highly recommend Thrive to anyone whose health is at risk from obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes or is pre-diabetic as I was. “

Alexis (St. Albans)

Thrive is led by a physiotherapist, a dietitian and a cognitive therapist. It looks at how the body processes foods and how obesity and type 2 diabetes develop. We look at the complications of diabetes and how diabetes causes them plus the role of exercise, sleep and stress.

We have a whole session on fat and heart disease, the main cause of death in diabetics. The cognitive therapist explores with the clients their relationship with food and how that might have contributed to their problems.

We try and make the lifestyle and nutrition changes fit into their lives in a practical way and provide food alternatives (complete with recipe book and samples to try each week).

VENUE: Redbourn Parish Centre, Conference Room

Dates for the next course are provisionally below:

  • Saturday 9th Feb. 9am-4pm FULL DAY. Please bring your own lunch, coffee, tea & snacks provided.
  • Wednesday 13th Feb. 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 27th Feb. 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 6th March, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 20th March, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 27th March, 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 10th April, 7-9pm

COST: £450 in total. This includes a deposit of £150 to reserve a place and then two £150 monthly instalments or three £100 monthly instalments.

For further details please visit Thrive Programme or contact Redbourn Physiotherapy on 01582 794441 or email:

*Type 2 diabetes is a serious metabolic disease associated with an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, blindness, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Recent scientific studies show that diabetes & other modern lifestyle diseases can be prevented and even reversed with sustainable life changes that focus on fixing the underlying causes.

**Prediabetic is defined as having an HbA1c blood test of 6-6.4%. Over 70% will go on to develop full type 2 diabetes in the next 5-10 years.