Type 1 Group Education

TYPE 1 DIABETES TRAINING PROGRAMME:

Aims of the programme:

  • to teach you how to adjust your insulin dose according to your food intake
  • to provide accurate information about diabetes to help you help yourself
  • to pin down the experts and enable you to discuss any burning questions face to face
  • to enable you to learn from others in the same situation as yourself

THE PROGRAMME RUNS ON THE SAME DAY EACH WEEK FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

It is important to attend all four days, to benefit from the programme.

We recognise this may mean you have to take time off work. Most employers are very understanding about this. We can provide information to your employers about the importance of attending, if necessary.

WEEK 1

  • What is diabetes?
  • Action of insulin
  • Nutrition
  •        Introduction to carbohydrate counting
  •        Insulin:carbohydrate ratio
  • Monitoring
  •       HbA1c – What does this mean?
  •       Blood glucose targets & correction doses
  •       Food/insulin/blood glucose diaries

WEEK 2

  • Feedback from week’s experience
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia unawareness
  • More on Carbohydrate Counting
  • Weighing of dried & cooked recipes
  • Exercise
  • Dose adjustment
  • Walk

WEEK 3

  • Feedback from week’s experiences
  • Nutrition & eating out
  • Hyperglycaemia and keto-acidosis
  • Signs & treatment of keto-acidosis
  • Activity & exercise
  • Reasons for potential hypoglycaemia
  • Dose adjustment

WEEK 4

  • Feedback from week’s experiences
  • Long term complications of diabetes
  • Nutrition
  • Travelling
  • What’s new in diabetes?
  • Dose adjustment

We very much hope you will be able to attend. The sessions will be fun as well as informative and we are sure you will enjoy them.

If you would like to book a place on one of these courses, please contact the diabetes administrator.

Patients comments:

  • “…to have been updated on my diabetes & learned more about carbohydrate counting. It has been a great training programme.”
  • “… all topics have been useful. I feel inspired to get this under control.”
  • “…the walking demonstration worked well – funny how you know something, but don’t fully appreciate it until it’s clearly demonstrated.” 

Location:

To be advised.

CONTACT:

Telephone Triborough Central Booking Office, Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Charing Cross, St Mary’s and Chelsea & Westminster hospitals’ diabetes clinics all run insulin dose adjustment courses for Type 1s.

In Hounslow to book a place on a DAFNE, Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating, course call 020 7798 0872 or 07855 380 422.

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