Diabetes (South East Community Diabetes Service)

Diabetes.jpgAbout the service

Our awarding winning specialist team of diabetes nurses, dietitians, educators and admin team support people living with diabetes across South East 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.

South East Hampshire Community Diabetes Service are running online group education sessions for people living with type 2 diabetes. The New2Diabetes session are designed to provide you with up-to-date information and advice to help you manage your diabetes.

Our education offering consists of watching a series of short education videos in your own time, plus a 90 minute, interactive, online group Zoom session. To include:

· A recap on what type 2 diabetes is

· Living with diabetes; how sleep, stress, activity and food can affect your blood sugars and easy ways     of managing them.

· How to look after your feet

· An open forum for your diabetes questions

· Eating well with diabetes and updates on dietary advice

·Tips from psychology to help you change your habits and deal with cravings.

The New2Diabetes course for those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes run online every Wednesday morning from 9.30am to 11.00am 

You can book on by calling either Tel:02382 311832 or 02382 311833 or by emailing sediabetesoffice@southernhealth.nhs.uk

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 Hampshire Community Diabetes Service on  Tel :02382 311832 or 02382 311833

How to find us

Aerodrome House
2 Oaklands
Aerodrome Road
PO13 0GY

Contact information

Tel:02382 311832 or 02382 311833

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