All patients with Type 2 Diabetes can access group education which can help with the self-management of their condition.
Ensure any patient with a new Type 2 diagnosis has been given information to let them know about the groups and what they offer.
Offer a referral to structured patient education to any patient with a new Type 2 diagnosis THIS YEAR.
Click here link for Diabetes Structured Education referral form.
Groups are held in community venues - the coordinator will contact your patient to arrange the most convenient venue once referral received.
Newly diagnosed patients should also be given a copy of the My Diabetes Handbook which contains a wealth of useful information about diabetes for patients.
Ensure that patients are either given a paper copy (copies available from PERL) or are signposted to the electronic online version, available here.
Patients with an existing type 2 diagnosis who have not received any education in the past should also be offered a copy of the My Diabetes Handbook as per above.
More copies of the printed Handbook can be ordered via PERL. Click here for the order form:
Offer patients registration with My Diabetes My Way to support them with their self- management.