Diabetes Today

Heartbeat partners with South Tees NHS Foundation Trust on this accredited education programme, delivered by Practice Nurses and Dieticians specialising in the management of type 2 diabetes

About Diabetes Today

The course is delivered in two half day sessions (2.5 hours) at locations around Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby, in a group of up to 10 people. You can bring your partner, family member or friend to the course, where informal advice and education is offered through group activities and you can speak to the Nurse and Dietician about your diabetes.

What does the course cover?

The course aims to support the person with diabetes to become the expert of their condition and covers a range of topics including:

  • What is type 2 diabetes
  • Symptoms
  • Carbohydrates and how different foods affect blood glucose levels
  • The causes of diabetes and lifestyle choices
  • Possible long-term effects from diabetes
  • Self-management and support.

Diabetes Today is also available to the Nepalese community and can be delivered with an interpreter present.

How to access the service

If you would like to attend Diabetes Today, please contact your Practice Nurse who will arrange this for you.