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Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim- Type 2 Diabetes Education (CODE)
May 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Pre-diabetes & Type 2 Diabetes Education Course in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim
Education is the Answer
As more and more people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, all hospitals and GP practices are struggling to cope with the number of patients seeking treatment. Lifestyle factors and excess weight are strongly linked with the rise of Type 2 diabetes globally but you can also be slim, fit and develop Type 2 diabetes, typically after 40 years of age.
“Most people are not aware of the risks and are surprised and upset when diagnosed with pre-diabetes or Type 2. They then face a challenge to learn about the condition. Education is vital and we urge Leitrim locals to engage with us and learn how to manage or avoid this condition” comments Clair Naughton, Diabetes Nurse Specialist with Diabetes Ireland.
Diabetes Ireland has developed a structured diabetes education programme and are running a course in Carrick on Shannon starting Tuesday 16th May. This is a free course for patients diagnosed with Pre-diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. There are 4 sessions, each 2 hours long –
Week 1: Tuesday 16th May from 2 pm-4.30 pm
Week 2: Tuesday 23rd May from 2 pm-4 pm
Week 3: Tuesday 30th May from 2 pm-4 pm
Review Session: 4 months later
CODE is free of charge.
Topics covered in CODE include diabetes explained, risk factors, signs and symptoms, healthy eating, physical activity, personal goal setting, complications and the necessity of regular follow up and the importance of optimal diabetes control. The six month session looks at the review of achievements and personal goal setting. Our flexible approach allows the sessions to be tailored to meet the self identified needs of each group.
Pre-booking is essential and all 4 sessions need attendance
To book: Call Regina 071 914 6001 or email [email protected]