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What is it? 

Having a long term condition such as Diabetes can affect all areas of our life, not just our physical health. The Living Well with Diabetes course is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT looks at how our thoughts and behaviour affect the way we feel. Our aim is to give you the tools with which to manage your mood and condition, in order for you to feel happier, healthier and more in control of life.

Whether you have been diagnosed recently, or have been living with diabetes for a while, it can have a huge effect on day to day life. People sometimes struggle with: 

  • Remembering to take medication, such as insulin or metformin which manages the condition and prevents the condition worsening 
  • Attending regular appointments to keep a check on their health 
  • Not being as active as they once were 
  • Feeling panicky or anxious when they experience high or low blood sugar levels 
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Feeling tired and a lack of energy 
  • Eating healthily or maintaining a healthy weight 
  • Worry about their condition, or things getting worse 
  • Feeling low in mood, and “down in the dumps” 
  • Feeling frustrated and angry about how to manage their condition 
  • Feeling socially left out, or that people are judging them

 

What does the programme involve?

The Living Well with Diabetes course consists of six sessions. Each session lasts for two hours and they are delivered weekly. It is an educational course which is delivered in a group setting. There will be some group discussions, however, it is up to you how much or how little you choose to say in front of the group.


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How do I access this?  

Click here to self refer or call 0300 302 1313

To ensure you access the right treatment the team will arrange an assessment screening appointment with you these usually take around 30 minutes and they are completed over the phone.

When and where?


Start Date

Time

Location

Wednesday 11 September

2pm-4pm

Worcester

Monday 2 September

10am-12pm

Redditch