Diabetes education in the community

Posted on May 15, 2018 by AireAdmin

Diabetes staff from Airedale hospital are piloting a new scheme to provide short educational sessions in the community for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Attendees will get a better understanding of their diabetes, and will learn about how controlling diet can help to manage the condition.

The sessions are taking place at two locations. The first session takes place Tuesday 22 May, 6-8pm at Holycroft Medical Centre in Keighley, and the next one takes place on Tuesday 12 June, 4.30-6.30pm at St Mary’s Parish Centre in Burley in Wharfedale.

There are plans to roll out these sessions to include various locations within the Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven area.

Jane Brophy, lead diabetes specialist dietitian, says “Learning about diabetes is one of the key ways people can manage it better, so it’s really important that people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes have the opportunity to access diabetes education.

“Following feedback, we are offering these one off evening sessions to make it more accessible for patients to attend. We’re piloting two venues at the moment, but we hope to be able to offer the sessions more widely in the near future on a variety of dates and times.”

Patients can book onto a session by calling 01535 294390 or emailing lisa.graham@anhst.nhs.uk. Type 2 diabetes patients can also email to register interest in future sessions.