People who have Type 2 diabetes have the opportunity of learning more about their condition and how to manage it in a special programme delivered by Solihull NHS Care Trust.
The Trust’s Community Diabetes Service is helping people to become ?X-pert Patients’ by giving them the knowledge, confidence and skills to self-manage their diabetes.
In six sessions, the Team aim to teach people how to manage their condition and the weekly meetings include a virtual supermarket tour so that people have hands-on advice about their diet.
“These sessions are for anyone with type 2 diabetes to come and learn how they can manage their condition better so that their general health and well-being is improved,” said Hannah Phillpot, Diabetes Dietitian with Solihull NHS Care Trust.
She added : “Participants must be registered with a Solihull GP and not attending hospital for their diabetes care. We meet in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and it’s a chance for our x-pert patients to learn how they can manage this long-term condition, swap information and generally meet with others in the same situation.”
For information about the courses which are all held locally contact Hannah on 0121 770 4432.
Source: Solihull NHS Care Trust, UK