Diabetes support sessions
We believe that people with diabetes have the right to take control of their care.
We have designed our programmes to support you in developing skills, knowledge and confidence so that you can take responsibility for decisions about managing your condition and live a healthy life.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, which provides evidence-based advice to the NHS, recommends that everyone with diabetes is offered access to education sessions.
We hope that having completed our free courses you will be able to make changes to your lifestyle with the on-going support of your practice nurse or GP at your own surgery.
Our courses for Type 2 diabetes education have been temporarily postponed due to the impact of COVID. We will be reviewing this regularly and hope to restart courses from April 2021. You can still book a place for when we re-start by phoning 01869 604091. Please also look at the resources page for further help around managing your Type 2 diabetes.
We provide two education sessions and run 12 courses each month across Oxfordshire and via Microsoft Teams:
- Diabetes2gether for people newly diagnosed of who have never been on one of our courses.
- Diabetes4ward for people who have had the condition for longer or have more complex needs.
Both cater for up to 20 people and are facilitated by specially trained diabetes educators. Diabetes2gether sessions are three hours long, while Diabetes4ward is slightly longer, lasting for three-and-a-half hours.
The atmosphere is relaxed and discussion is encouraged for those who would like to join in. You are welcome to bring along a friend or relative for support.
Page last reviewed: 15 January, 2021