Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat of our time. It’s a common condition that affects over 4 million people in the UK, with around 700 people being diagnosed a day.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends that every newly diagnosed diabetic patient should be given the opportunity to manage their condition by attending learning sessions. It’s very important that patients learn about their condition and how it affects their bodies. Managing their condition well means that they avoid complications and lead a normal, healthy life as is possible. Despite their recommendations, data from the charity ‘Diabetes UK’ shows that only a small number of newly diagnosed patients are provided with a place on a diabetes education course. This is a great concern to us.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, we’re interested in your experiences and opinions. By completing our survey, you will help us to understand where we can make improvements to better meet the needs of other patients in Birmingham and Solihull. This survey will take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and is open from 6th October to 7th November 2017.
Click here for the survey. Please use alternative browsers such as Chrome if you experience any issues viewing this survey.
Speak to us about Diabetes
Has your life been affected by Diabetes? We’re holding informal group chats (for no longer than two hours) to listen to patients thoughts and experiences about diabetes education, throughout October.
We’re keen to find out barriers, motivations and successes of the education programmes currently being offered.
Places are limited, so if you are interested in coming to one of these sessions, please click on the link below. Refreshments will be available. The dates and venues for the focus group sessions are:
27 October, 10.00am, Washwood Heath Health & Wellbeing Centre, Clodeshall Road, B8 3SN Click here
7 November, 2:00pm, Monkspath Surgery, Farmhouse Way, Shirley, Solihull, B90 4EH Click here
Take a look at the 'Taking Control' campaign page on the Diabetes UK website here