Session 1 | 10:30am-12:45pm | Tuesday 21st September
Session 2 | 10:30am-12:45pm | Tuesday 28th September
Session 3 | 10:30am-12:45pm | Tuesday 5th October
Session 4 | 10:30am-12:45pm | Tuesday 12th October
People who have attended the programme have said:
- It’s easy to do, and they felt supported throughout.
- They have learnt lots of new skills, tailored to them, which they can confidently share with others.
- They feel re-energised, are sleeping better, and have a more positive outlook on life.
What does the programme involve?
You are invited to join an exclusive group of people with Type 2 diabetes. We are pleased to be able to offer you a virtual group. The group of up to 6 people will be held online, run by two trained Educators over four weekly sessions of two hours each (plus a 15-minute break). You will be able to ask questions and clarify information during the course.
Our Educators will support you to increase your knowledge and understanding of what having Type 2 diabetes means for you. The atmosphere is always friendly, informal and very welcoming.
Who can attend?
Anyone with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes who is also a SLaM service user, or a SLaM carer, or a SLaM staff member.
N.B. These courses will be run in the Microsoft Teams Meeting format, meaning that you will be both seen and heard by the other participants.
What will you have to do?
You will need to be prepared to attend all 8 hours over the 4 weeks. This is for your benefit so that you can be sure of having all the information that you need. You will be sent login details in advance; you will need to make sure well in advance that you can access this and having an electronic device with a speaker and camera will make this easier. Further details of what to expect from a virtual group will also be sent out once you are booked in.
What will you get from attending?
As well as getting up-to-date information, you will learn practical skills to help to manage your Type 2 diabetes. You will discuss and explore topics such as:
- What is diabetes
- Food choices
- Activity & Medication.
To register your interest in DESMOND, please complete this online form:
N.B. There are 10 places available on the course. If more than 10 eligible students apply, we will allocate the places by lottery.