Diabetes Newsletter – October 2016

www.berkshirewestdiabetes.org.uk October 2016 
Monthly diabetes news for healthcare professionals and
others in Berkshire West

  CHOICE – Comprehensive structured patient education for people with Type 1 diabetes  
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CHOICE is now the gold standard structured ​patient education for Type 1 patients in Berkshire West and replaces DAFNE. The Dietetic and DSN Team are offering an intensive four day (over 4 weeks) carbohydrate counting course to those with Type 1 diabetes across the locality, called CHOICE: CHO and Insulin Calculation Education. This course provides detailed information and gives the tools needed for patients to manage their condition for the rest of their lives. It is not meant to replace the 3-hour CarbAware course and people who have done CarbAware may like to 'graduate' to CHOICE.

Further details are available here, including a leaflet with full details of the course. 
  ​BEST 4 Diabetes Education Programme  
Best 4 Diabetes is a fully funded bespoke modular education programme for primary care staff within Berkshire West. Each module is a stand-alone session so can be used to refresh knowledge or to learn something new. 

The programme itself can be completed entirely or can be dipped in and out of.
All modules are taught in an interactive style by the multi-disciplinary diabetes team.

Places are strictly limited and must be pre booked, to book a place please e-mail 
Diabetes.Training.West@berkshire.nhs.uk with your details and details of which module you would like to attend.

Brief details of each module along with the dates, times and venues are available here.

Please note it is not possible to just turn up to any of the Best 4 Diabetes modules as these are not large scale events.

Best 4 Diabetes is fully commissioned therefore there is no cost to attendees.
This is an exciting new programme for further information or queries please contact Claire.rowell@berkshire.nhs.uk.
  Insulin Optimisation Study day - 26 January 2017  
To attend this module you must provide evidence of attending an insulin initiation course in the past. Please note that this is a repeat of the module run June 2016

This module covers the intensification of insulin in patients failing to achieve control on simple regimens and twice-daily mixed regimens and the strategies for the management of poor control often with hypoglycaemia or weight gain.

Places are strictly limited and must be booked. To reserve a place please e-mail Diabetes.Training.West@berkshire.nhs.uk.
For further information please contact: Claire.rowell@berkshire.nhs.uk
Diabetes Specialist Nurse Hotline: 07879 814922 (Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm) Consultant Hotline: 07717 867448. Email: virtualdiabetes@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
Visit our website: www.berkshirewestdiabetes.org.uk
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