The Juggle Diabetes Education Service provides a structured education programme for people with type 2 diabetes (not treated with insulin).
The Juggle education programme consists of 4 weekly sessions. Each week we look at a different aspect of diabetes.
In week 1 we talk about what diabetes is, what has happened to the body and how we can treat it and keep a check on it. We discuss how diabetes tablets work and why some people take tablets and some don’t.
In weeks 2 and 3 we cover what to eat and what to drink when you have diabetes paying attention to where sugar comes from and what we can do to keep our hearts healthy.
In week 4 we talk about the importance of looking after diabetes and the tests that should be carried out to ensure people with diabetes are staying fit and healthy.
The programme is interactive, informal and fun and participants can bring someone with them. Each session is two and half hours long and includes a refreshment break.
What are the objectives of the Service?
The Juggle Diabetes Education Service helps people understand their diabetes and supports them in choosing to make the lifestyle changes that will be beneficial to their health.
NHS guidelines recommend that people with diabetes be offered structured patient education programmes.
“Structured” programmes conform to NHS standards. This means they have a written curriculum to ensure everyone receives the same advice regardless of when or where they attend the service. The information given has to be based on the latest scientific evidence. The service is audited to ensure quality standards are being met and it is evaluated to ensure that it is meeting its own aims and the needs of the participants.
The Juggle Diabetes Education Service conforms to the NHS standards.
Who might need the service?
Anyone with type 2 diabetes (not treated with insulin) who wants to learn more about their diabetes and how to look after it.
The programme is appropriate for the newly diagnosed or those who have had diabetes for many years.
What type of staff work in the Service?
Each Juggle programme is delivered by two trained NHS diabetes educators.
Opening hours and contact information
The Juggle programme is delivered at a variety of venues ranging from health centres and community centres to sports centres and social clubs.
The service is available in the daytime Monday to Friday. It is also available in the evenings and on Saturday mornings based on demand.
If you have type 2 diabetes that is not treated with insulin and if your GP practice falls within the following areas you are eligible to attend:
- Nottingham City
How can people access the Service?
You can telephone and book yourself a place on the Juggle programme. To do this contact the Juggle administrator on 0300 300 0045. The administrator will talk through the programme with you and establish when and where you would like to attend.
Health professionals can refer to the Juggle diabetes education service, from 21 January 2013 referrals should be made through the Nottingham Health and Care Point on 0300 300 3333 or use the online form here
If you are referred by a health professional, one of the Juggle team will telephone you when the referral has been received.
The Juggle programme can be delivered in the following languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Hindi.
Please contact us if other interpreting services are required.