Ealing IAPT is now providing a ‘Living Well With Diabetes’ Group
This is an 8 week course designed to help people with coming to terms with and managing Type 2 diabetes, facilitated jointly by IAPT professionals, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, and Diabetes Specialist Dieticians. A similar service in Hillingdon helped patients to better manage their condition and received brilliant patient feedback. Clinically the service also managed to reduce patients HbA1c by 12mmol (on average). Patients can self-refer by calling 0203 313 5660/5661.
New online support site for people with Type 1 diabetes
A new online resource for people with a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes is now live.
It can be hard for those newly diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes to know which websites to trust, so NHS England has made it easier by collecting all the useful NHS-trusted links in one place on the nhs.uk website. The new pages will help people with Type 1 diabetes to gain the knowledge and confidence to manage their condition. The site has been developed with NHS Digital, Diabetes UK and people living with Type 1 diabetes.
The site provides links to practical help on injecting insulin and checking blood glucose levels – as well as useful advice around living with the condition.
Healthcare professionals are being encouraged to refer newly diagnosed patients, their parents and carers to the site as a one stop shop for Type 1 diabetes support. See the new pages at the following link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/type-1-diabetes/