Diabetes Education for People with Type 2 Diabetes in Swindon

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Course

DESMOND Ongoing and DESMOND Newly Diagnosed

Swindon Community Diabetes Service

About this course

Six hours of structured self management education. Two modules are available: Newly diagnosed for individuals diagnosed in the past 12 months, and the Ongoing module for those with established diabetes. Course content incudes: Food choices and exercise, understanding risk factors and diabetic complications and understanding monitoring and medication. The patient will be involved in their own individulaised care planning.

When

One day or two half days.

Where

Eldene Health Centre or Priory Road

How?

Self referral by calling:

01793 463843 or GP/practice nurse can refer by completing a referral form.


Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes

LIFT Psychology Service, AWP

About this course

This group course of four sessions (One session per week) teaches you to understand thoughts, feelings and behaviours—this will help you to think about things differently and do things differently. There will be some group discussion, it is up to you how much you get involved.

When

Contact LIFT Psychology for dates

Various dates and times – please contact LIFT for further details.

Where

Old Town Surgery, Swindon, Second Floor

How?

Self referral by calling 01793 836836 or visit http://lift-swindon.awp.nhs.uk/


Living well with Long Term Conditions

About this course

Do you have Cardiac issues, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Type two Diabetes and would like to learn some tools and techniques to help improve your mood?  Then you may be interested in   Lift Psychology’s  free   online program.  It can be accessed from home and is supported by your own trained practitioner . This is based on a psychological approach called Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT), which has been shown to be helpful for many people with long term health conditions.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding how your health impacts on your mood
  • The process of coping with a change in your physical health
  • Techniques for managing difficult thoughts
  • Communication skills
  • Ways to maximise your wellbeing

When

Contact organiser for more information.

Where

Old Town Surgery, Swindon, Second Floor

How?

Self referral by calling 01793 836836 or visit http://lift-swindon.awp.nhs.uk/


LIFT Your Voice – Singing and Wellbeing Group

Research shows that taking part in a singing group can have beneficial effects on health and wellbeing. You don’t need to be able to sing, just come along and give it a go in an informal and relaxed environment. The group runs for 4 weekly sessions and is led by an experienced Singing Tutor and member of the LIFT Psychology team.

When

Call 01793 835710, or e-mail: lift.psychology@nhs.net for details.

Where

Old Town Surgery, Swindon, Second Floor


Onlines resources

Type 2 Diabetes and Me Training Course (Diabetes UK) A free e-learning programme consisting of five modules designed  to help  understand and manage diabetes successfully. You can complete it at your own pace and don’t have to do it all in one go. You will learn about diet, treatment, complications and where to get support.

Lift Psychology is offering a free online programme that can be accessed from home and is supported by your own trained practitioner. This is based on a psychological approach called Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) which has been shown to be helpful for many people with diabetes.

To access this free course please email: lift.psychology@nhs.net 
or telephone 01793 835710 or 835711, for further information.

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