Type 2 diabetes training sessions

The Community Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service, part of the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, has started a new project looking at health inequalities in Type 2 diabetes education, especially in BAME communities.

NHS logo“Our aim is to reach out to these communities to make them aware of our structured education programmes we offer patients with a formal diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes”, said a spokesperson.

They support patients with managing Type 2 diabetes “through a wider platform of opportunities”, as well as tackling local health inequalities.

Their training and support includes:

T2 diabetes management

  • X-PERT courses run both face to face and virtual using Microsoft Teams.
  • X-PERT Digital App.  This is for people who are unable to attend either virtual or face to face sessions.
  • X-PERT Weight.  This is a 12-week weight loss programme run by X-PERT Health and is delivered virtually.

T2 Diabetes – Tackling Health Inequalities:

  • Access to a foot care video to support the prevention of foot ulcers and peripheral nephropathy.
  • Access to a smoking cessation app.
  • Support in the home, where appropriate, to access T2 Diabetes education and support.
  • Access to the X-PERT Digital in home language.

Anybody looking to take part can telephone 01743 277696, or send an email to shropcom.xpertdiabetes@nhs.net.

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