Diabetes Forum 16 August 2018
Diabetes Forum 15 February 2018, 1.30 - 3.00pm, Cedar Room, West Bridgford Library
Heather Daly gave an update on the diabetes Awareness event planned for summer 2018, the Rushcliffe Diabetes Newsletter and the Diabetes patient survey.
Members were invited to join a steering group to help plan the Awareness event , send articles for the newsletter and look at a draft Patient survey and give comments.
Hannah Walters and Kate Whitt from Desmond spoke about the programme "healthy eating messages"
The following information was shared:
Rushcliffe All Ears Group meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month at Epperstone Crt,Epperstone Road West Bridgford 10.30 – 12.00 and offers support to people affected by Hearing Loss,Tinnitus or Balance Issues firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Trust East Midlands Carer services - A new Carers Support group established in Keyworth village. Hard copies of information were given out and the following contact details : Nottinghamshire Carers hub 0115 824 8824 www.carerstrustem.org/hub
Feedback from Forum
"Fantastic update on ongoing projects – newsletter and open event"
"Made aware of new service Lets Live well in Rushcliffe, it will be amazing for our patients looking forward to partnership working"
Diabetes Forum 18 November 2017, 10.30-12.00pm, West Bridgford Library
Guest speaker and Specialist Diabetes Nurse Heather Daley gave a presentation on the Rushcliffe CCG Diabetes User Survey, advice and education of prescriptions and an update from Diabetes UK.
The Diabetes forum finished off Self-Care week in Rushcliffe with their meeting taking place at West Bridgford library, the speaker was Heather Daly, the Diabetes Specialist Nurse who has been undertaking a review of diabetes services within GP practices and was keen to have feedback from patients. Hannah from the DESMOND education programme for people with diabetes, spoke about the programme which they run and a number of people within the group who had attended the programme spoke very highly about it and recommended it to others.
Attendees were also given the opportunity to discuss any health issues or concerns and to share any useful information.
Diabetes Forum 1 February 2017, 10.00 – 11.30am. Rushcliffe Arena
The meeting focussed on DESMOND - Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed.
Sophie Corner, Diabetes Lay Educator and Amy Hughes, Freeman Specialist Community Dietician gave an insight into the resources used within DESMOND followed by a food based session with focus on carbohydrates.
Diabetes Forum 27 July 2016, 10.00-11.30am, West Brigford Library
The topic of the forum meeting was “Podiatry”.
Diabetes Forum 28 April 2016
The meeting was attended by Dr Nandini Seevaratnam who gave a talk on new therapies for Type 2 Diabetes patients
The Diabetes forum met in April with a consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Nottingham University Hospitals who described new therapies in diabetes care. The diabetes specialist nurse gave a talk to the group in October about ‘Hypos and Hypers’ (hypoglycaemic and hyperglycaemic attacks). The group discussed future topics for the sessions and feedback from the group was that they had found the format of the sessions this year had worked well with the education element and excellent speakers.
One the patients attending the forum had recently been diagnosed with Diabetes and had discussed with our RCVS Health Development Worker that they had been unhappy with the information provided on diagnosis. They were invited to attend the forum to understand how this forum could be used to provide more information and support. As a result of attending the forum, the patient made a variety of links and contact with support services as well as peers. This has assisted the patient to self-care and self-manage the condition more effectively. This also included meeting a member of the Bingham Diabetes Support Group, gaining support from a forum and putting plans in place to provide each other with peer support and plans to attend the desmond programme.