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Courses to help people living with diabetes

Health / Sat 15th Jun 2024 at 06:32am

TWO specialist teams in west Essex offer education programmes to help people living with diabetes to manage their condition.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation’s West Essex Community Specialist Diabetes Service and West Essex Community Dietitians deliver two structured education programmes, which we are highlighting this Diabetes Week (10 to 16 June).

DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) 

This is for people with type 1 and teaches people how to count the carbohydrates they eat and take the right amount of insulin to maintain healthy blood glucose levels.

It also covers other aspects of living with type 1, such as exercise, illness and hypoglycaemia. The aim of DAFNE is to help people lead as normal a life as possible and reduce the risk of long term complications.

The course is delivered by the West Essex Community Specialist Diabetes Service.

There are two online courses later this year on:

·       4 September to 9 October (Wednesdays at 10am to 1pm) 

  • 30 October to 4 December (Wednesdays at 9am to 12pm)

A refresher course for people who have previously completed DAFNE will be held on Wednesday 11 September (10am to 11am) and Wednesday 16 October (10am to 1pm).

These courses are available to patients who are aged over 17, registered with a GP in west Essex, and have been diagnosed with type 1 for at least six months. For full information to find out if DAFNE is right for you, email [email protected] or call 01992 938450.

You can find out more about the West Essex Community Specialist Diabetes Service at https://eput.nhs.uk/our-services/west-essex-community-specialist-diabetes-service/

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1 Comment for Courses to help people living with diabetes:

Alison
2024-06-15 12:32:51

There are type 2s who use insulin too they seem to get ignored.

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