Diabetes Education for People with Type 1 Diabetes in Swindon

Course

SNDT1: Swindon Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes

GWH

About this course

The SNDT1 education programme consists of four sessions spread over the first year post diagnosis and will cover:  Carbohydrate awareness, adjusting insulin, measuring blood glucose levels, managing hypos, exercise and driving,  stress and coping and medical aspects of diabetes.  It is run in a group, giving participants the opportunity to meet others who have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

When

3 pm to 5 pm

These sessions run four times per year.

Where

The Academy, Lower Ground Floor, Great Western Hospital

How?

Contact the DSN Secretary, Emma Johnstone, on 01793 604054 or email emma.johnstone@gwh.nhs.uk


Course

SWIFT (Swindon Insulin for Food Treatment)

Diabetes Department, GWH

About this course

This course consists of three once weekly sessions and is for those wishing to learn more about carbohydrate counting, insulin, and  management of diabetes on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to learn from other people with type 1 diabetes.

To be eligible for this course you must be under the care of a Diabetes consultant at GWH.

When

9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Where

Great Western Hospital

How?

Contact the DSN Secretary, Emma Johnstone, on 01793 604054 or email emma.johnstone@gwh.nhs.uk


Course

Carbohydrate Awareness Workshops

GWH

About this course

Three hour sessions run by diabetes specialist dietitians. This is a practical course aimed at those who want to understand a bit more about carbohydrate counting.

To be eligible for this course you must be under the care of a Diabetes consultant at GWH or be referred by the Community diabetes team.

When

 

Varies. Please contact Emma the DSN Secretary.

Where

The Academy, Lower Ground Floor, Great Western Hospital

How?

Contact the DSN Secretary Emma Johnstone on 01793 604054 or email emma.johnstone@gwh.nhs.uk


Course

Diabetes: Living with, Living Well

Swindon Borough Council

About this course

A 12 week project which aims to improve the self management of your diabetes, whilst increasing your physical fitness and confidence. Activities range from exercise circuits to walking football and pilates. Each week there is a guest speaker which could be a GP, a specialist nurse, a psychologist or a diabetic speaking of their own experiences.

When

Daytime project: Tuesdays 10am-11:30am

Evening project: Thursdays 7pm-8:30pm

Where

Pine Trees Community Centre OR Central Community Centre

How?

Self referral by calling Matt Fruci on 07823 525 376 or email mfruci@swindon.gov.uk


Course

Living Well with Type 1 Diabetes

LIFT Psychology Service, AWP

About this course

Four once weekly sessions which will help you to think about your diabetes differently in order that you can better manage it. It is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and has been shown to be helpful for many people with diabetes. There will be some group discussion which you can get involved in if you wish.

When

6.30 pm to 8.30 pm

Where

Old Town Surgery, Swindon, Second Floor

How?

Call 01793 836836 or visit www.seqol.org/lift-psychology


Online Resources

Bournemouth Diabetes & Endocrine Centre Carb Counting

Interactive website which introduces the principles of carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment. Ideal for learning these principles but also as a refresher .

Runsweet

A website targeted at those diabetics wishing to take part in any kind of physical activity, not just running. Offers advice regarding calculating your energy use, avoiding hypos and nutritional advice.

ExCarbs

A website for diabetics on insulin who would like help in feeling comfortable to take up some exercise.  The advice available covers basic facts, insulin adjustments for exercise, and information on aerobic and anaerobic exercise.

Carbs and Cals

For those who are wishing to carbohydrate count, the carbs and cals website will show you thousands of food photos with the carb values clearly shown for each image. The website also offers information on weight loss, the 5:2 diet and healthy eating.