Structured Education for Type 2 Diabetes
Aims and objectives of service
The aim of this service is to deliver standardised, structured group education for adults with Type 2 diabetes in line with NICE guidance. The objectives of this service are to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of people with Type 2 diabetes, to support their self-care and promote healthy lifestyles which will reduce their risk of developing diabetes complications.
The service comprises of four weekly group education sessions, each 2.5 hours long delivered in a wide range of health and community venues across Nottingham City and the south of Nottinghamshire County.
The service is delivered by a team of Specialist Diabetes Educators supported by a Programme Coordinator and dedicated administration team.
The service is available in the daytime, evening and on Saturdays and tailored programmes are available for specific community groups, for example, the service can be delivered in a range of different languages and has dedicated programmes for people with learning disabilities and those requiring British Sign Language Interpreters.
The service is for anyone with Type 2 diabetes, regardless of the length of time since diagnosis.
People with diabetes can self-refer to the service by telephoning 0300 300 0045. Alternatively referrals can be sent to the service from GPs, practice nurses or any other health or social care professional.
The service is for adults with Type 2 diabetes, not treated with insulin, registered with a GP in Rushcliffe, Nottingham West, Nottingham North and East and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Groups.