Thurrock CCG offer Type 2 Diabetes training

Free S.W.E.E.T education courses for people with Type 2 diabetes in ThurrockSWEET

THERE are over 7,500 people diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in Thurrock.

NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group has teamed up with the Community Diabetes Team at NELFT to offer a training programme called: SWEET (South West Essex Education and Training). The 3 hour, one off session to help you manage and cope with your diabetes and improve long-term outcomes.

Group education is an essential part of your care. Find out how your medications work, what diet is best for you, and what actually is happening in the body with diabetes.

Dr Anjan Bose, a GP, Tutor and Diabetes Lead for Thurrock said: “We know from evidence that when people attend these group sessions, they feel more empowered to be able to manage their diabetes. Good self-management means better long term health, with fewer complications. Being with a group of people who have the same condition can also be very liberating.

“Remember, good education and self-management is just as important as taking your medication.”

Sessions are held at various locations in Thurrock including Corringham Fire Station, South Ockendon Centre, Stifford Clays Medical Centre and St John’s Church in Grays.

These sessions are relaxed, enjoyable and informative and the Diabetes Team encourages attendance. Call 0300 300 1509 or email swe.diabetes@nhs.net to refer yourself today!

In addition to the courses, Thurrock CCG is encouraging people with diabetes to join a new Thurrock Diabetes Support Group, this group will have organised meetings and speakers as well as a chance for people to make new friends and find support. Those interested in joining should contact thurrock.ccg@nhs.net or call 01375 365 810.

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