Diabetes (South East Community Diabetes Service)

Diabetes.jpgAbout the service

Our awarding winning specialist team of Diabetes Nurses, Dietitians and Consultants work alongside people diagnosed with diabetes across South East of Hampshire. We aim to provide care, supporting people who have been diagnosed to self-manage (where possible) and we link with other local specialist services such as italk, doctors surgeries and community care teams

What we do

As a non case-holding team we do not receive referrals but we receive requests for clinical guidance and education.

We run courses for people with Type 2 Diabetes across the South East of Hampshire. These courses can help you to learn more about your condition and manage it more effectively. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other people with diabetes and to ask questions or voice concerns. Take a look at some of our courses below.

Diabetes Education Self Management On Going for Newly Diagnosed (Desmond), is aimed at people in the first year of diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. 

Desmond is a 1 day course which helps you find out more about Type 2 diabetes, activities and lifestyle adjustments you can follow help to manage your condition. 

Desmond is seen as vital part of your diabetes treatment programme. You can self-refer by calling 023 9268 1029 or 023 9268 1003

We provide a four hour course aimed at people with Type 2 diabetes who have either been diagnosed for longer that 12 months or feel they need fresh input into managing their condition. 

For more information and to book your place please call; 023 9268 2029 or 023 9268 1003

Education for Healthcare Professionals

The South East Hampshire and West Hampshire Community teams together with the LEaD training department also offer diabetes care and education to healthcare professionals across Hampshire at a variety of locations. We offer a varied portfolio of education for patients/ service users and healthcare practitioners. Wherever possible we aim to support patients/ service users to improve self care. A full brochure can be downloaded here

For staff not employed by Southern Health there may be a cost associated with some courses. External applicants will have to complete an external application form.

We provide a three hour basic introduction to diabetes to staff to help them  support, manage and care for their residents with diabetes.

If you would like to find out more, please contact; sediabetesadmin@southernhealth.nhs.uk  

IMIT is aimed at health care professionals, GPs and nurses who have already completed some diabetes training and are going to be managing and initiating insulin and other injectable therapies.  

If you would like to find out more, please contact; sediabetesadmin@southernhealth.nhs.uk

How to access the service

To find out more or book onto any of the courses please contact the South East Community Diabetes Service on  023 9268 1003 / 023 9268 1029.

How to find us

Aerodrome House
2 Oaklands
Aerodrome Road
Gosport
PO13 0GY

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