The local website for people with diabetes in the Triborough area of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster, and in Ealing, Hounslow, Brent, Hillingdon and Harrow, hosted by the Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Harrow Diabetes Education & Support Groups. All the Groups are affiliated to Diabetes UK. Click on the pages above to explore our site.
Amongst other things, we provide details of local NHS Services for people with diabetes and of exercise available locally, shown for each borough separately, together with details of Group Education Courses. The site is also home to our Triborough Diabetes Mentors and Champions and a Professionals page contains evaluations of our programs.
If you have diabetes and need more information, or simply want to share your experiences with those in a similar situation, you should come along to one of our meetings. The Groups comprise people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, both newly diagnosed and those with many years experience, together with partners, other family members, friends and carers. Membership is drawn from the surrounding areas. Anyone will be made most welcome.
People with diabetes spend on average 3 hours each year with their doctor/nurse, so they are self-managing their diabetes for the remaining 8,757 hours each year. It is therefore vital to have the information, knowledge and skills to manage independently at home, school or work.
All people with diabetes should attend self-management training, known as structured education courses, or work through an online equivalent if that’s preferred. This should happen shortly after diagnosis. Your doctor or nurse should refer you to a course but, if this has not happened, ask for a referral.
The Know Diabetes website is being transformed to become an e-learning hub for the 134,000 people with diagnosed diabetes in the eight Clinical Commisioning Group (CCG) areas of North West London which it covers with a target start-up date on World Diabetes Day, 14th November, 2017