Phase 1: Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education (1 half day session)
Conversation Maps is an education programme with an interactive broad overview of what diabetes is and how to manage your condition with diet, exercise and medication to meet individual goals and targets.
The programme provides patients with up to date information and the knowledge and skills to enable them to manage diabetes better. It takes place in a small informal group setting which allows patients to discuss their most relevant concerns.
"Informative, reassuring and I now know I am not alone."
"Really helpful, I now understand more, what to eat and how much as well as what to try and avoid."
The 3 hour Group Session covers the following Education topics:
Managing my Diabetes (Specialist Diabetes Nurse)
Diabetes and a Healthy Lifestyle (Specialist Diabetes Dietitian)
Conversation Maps are suitable for:
- All people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
- People with existing Type 2 diabetes who would benefit from a short programme of Structured Patient Education.
Conversation Maps are a half day interactive sessionis delivered by nurses and dietitians with expert knowledge of diabetes and skills in delivering education.. The session provides the opportunity for discussions around topics that are most relevant to patients. The group setting allows people with diabetes to share challenges and successes and build confidence, reinforcing that they are not alone. Patients will come away from the experience with plans to enable them to manage their condition better.
Topics covered include:
- What is diabetes
- Medications and health assessments
- Eating in a healthy and balanced way,
- Tips for managing lifestyle including keeping active
The education sessions are held each month with up to 6 dates planned monthly in various areas throughout Fife including:
- BUCKHAVEN: Randolph Wemyss Memorial Hospital, Wellesley Road
- KIRKCALDY: Whyteman's Brae Hospital, Whyteman's Brae
- GLENROTHES: Glenrothes Hospital, Lodge Rise
- ST ANDREWS: St Andrews Hospital, Largo Road
- CUPAR: Cupar County Buildings, St Catherine Street
- DUNFERMLINE: Lynebank Hospital, Halbeath Road
Patients can book a place by: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01592) 226736 or discuss referral with your GP or nurse.
GP's and Nurses can refer patients via SCI-gateway.