Structured Education – Diabetes and Carbohydrate Awareness
Aims to improve understanding of Type 2 diabetes. The course uses an interactive approach which enables participants to create a personal self-management plan which covers:
- What is diabetes?
- How medication fits in?
- How to improve your HBa1c
- Principles of healthy eating and carbohydrate awareness
- Five steps of carbohydrate awareness (glycaemic, index, meal pattern, portion sizes, snacking and physical activity)
- Goal setting/ action planning
Structured Education – Living Well and Eating Well
This aims to improve understanding of the long term effects associated with having Type 2 diabetes.
Using an interactive approach allows participants the chance to create a personal self-management plan to reduce their risks. The following is included:
- How to achieve a healthy weight
- How to look after your heart and circulation
- 10 ways to eat well with diabetes
- Goal setting/ Action planning
- First for Wellbeing and how to access this.
Looking After Me and My Diabetes
This is a short course for people with learning disabilities who have diabetes. It involves:
- Participants learn how to make healthier food choices
- Participants learn more about keeping fit
- Participants learn about medication
- You can learn more about health checks for your diabetes
Type 1 diabetes
DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) groups are normally run with 6 - 8 people. DAFNE for adults is a way of managing Type 1 diabetes; giving the necessary skills to estimate each meals carbohydrate content and inject the right dose of Insulin.
The five day training course plus a follow-up session will involve practising carbohydrate estimation and insulin adjustment.
Visit the DAFNE website for more information: www.dafne.uk.com
DAFNE is a structured teaching programme which involves a pre-assessment appointment followed by a 5 day training course. This training is offered either as a 5 day face to face course which runs over 1 week (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday) or in response to COVID-19, DAFNE (in conjunction with the Open University) now runs a virtual remote training course. This distance learning course runs once a week over 5 weeks via a secure video link which is a blend of online learning, workbook activities and remote group sessions facilitated by DAFNE educators.
Type 2 diabetes
DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Structured Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) Type 2 diabetes.
DESMOND has groups of 10 people who have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the last nine months.
DESMOND is a way to learn more about Type 2 diabetes and is a resource to help manage diabetes-related changes. It is a way to meet and share life experiences with others; DESMOND is a group of education programmes designed for people with diabetes.
Face to Face courses have been suspended due to COVID-19, however we are now running Virtual DESMOND remote training course. This course is delivered ‘virtually’ via a secure video link and allows for full interaction with other participants and the DESMOND Educators
There is an option online version of the award winning DESMOND self-management diabetes education, MyDesmond. This is an interactive web-based platform to support same quality but delivered at a pace adjusted to suit your needs.