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EMPOWER courses are structured education of Type 2 diabetes. http://www.empowerenh.co.uk/ On the site are the latest dates for courses and patients can book directly through the site. As more dates are available, they will be added to EMPOWER's site.
We are currently taking part in the National Diabetes Audit - further information can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
National Diabetes Audit (PPTX, 328KB)
How your information is used to help improve diabetes care (PDF, 197KB)
Preventing Diabetes (EXTERNAL PDF LINK)
NHS Diabetes Advice Helpline - Helpline during the COVID-19 pandemic:
What it is and who is it for?
NHS Diabetes Advice is provided by NHS England and NHS Improvement in response to disruption to normal services due to the COVID-19 pandemic and response.
The service is for adults living with diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition and require immediate advice from a team of clinical advisors.
Whether they or a member of their household have caught the virus, or routine care has been disrupted, the helpline can provide clinical advice to help them understand how to effectively manage their diabetes.
How do patients access it?
The helpline is accessible via Diabetes UK’s support line on 0345 123 2399. It is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 6.00pm
What clinical advice will the helpline provide?
NHS Diabetes Advice supports adults living with either type of diabetes who use insulin to manage their condition, and who require clinical advice on topics such as: Hyperglycaemia, Hypoglycaemia, Sick day rules and Missed injections.
However, the service is not intended to replace routine care, support paediatric patients or support pregnant patients. These patients are advised to contact their own doctor or care team.
Who are the clinical advisors?
NHS Diabetes Advice clinical advisors are volunteers. They are all health professionals with expertise in diabetes. All the advisors providing advice are clinically trained and competent.
The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)
The Practice is participating in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) which offers patients at risk of diabetes the chance to attend a behaviour change programme. This programme is being delivered on behalf of the NHS by 'Living Well Taking Control' (LWTC) to help people reduce their risk of diabetes.
Those referred will receive tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.
You can contact your GP to be referred, the NDPP service no longer accepts self referrals.
Patients can self-register& onto the programme, via the link below, however patients must have had a recent blood glucose result and date to enable the form to be filled in correctly:
Register | diabetes-prevention (lwtcsupport.co.uk)
More information can be found on the below website: Living Well Taking Control (lwtcsupport.co.uk).
Reading Well – Long term conditions
Hertfordshire Libraries now have a new collection of titles to support people with long term conditions. Reading Well provides accredited and helpful reading to support health and wellbeing. The books are selected by health professionals following a rigorous and evidence-based approach. The scheme has been co-produced with people who long term conditions.
The new booklist of 28 titles provides adults living with long term conditions with advice, information and support.
Specific conditions addressed are:
- bowel conditions
- breathing difficulties
- heart disease
Some common symptoms covered include pain, sleeping problems and mental health and wellbeing. General information and advice on living well with a long term condition and support for family and carers is also included.
Titles can be reserved free of charge to pick up from any local library. Booklists are available in all libraries.
For further information please click on reading well link: Reading Well
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