Contact Details for Referrals:
Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN): DiabetesSpecial.Nurse@southerntrust.hscni.net Trust wide: (028) 3756 1366
Diabetes Specialist Dietitians (DSD): firstname.lastname@example.org South Tyrone: (028) 37565308 Lurgan: (028) 37561049 Newry: (028) 37562060
Diabetes Specialist Podiatrists: email@example.com Tel: (028) 37563444
Diabetes Specialist Physiotherapist: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (028) 37565308
DESMOND programme for Type 2 Diabetes: email@example.com
For further information about structured education programmes:
Diabetes.Spe@southerntrust.hscni.net Diabetes Secretary, 1st Floor Lurgan H&SS Centre, 100 Sloan Street, Lurgan, BT66 8NT.
Other useful links:
Diabetes Prevention Programme
The number of people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland is estimated at 96,000 with Type 2 diabetes accounting for 90% of all cases. The Diabetes Prevention Programme is an evidence programme designed to help delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes for those identified as pre diabetic by their nurse, pharmacist or doctor. Changes in participant’s lifestyles can lead to a lowering of Blood sugar levels into normal health ranges. The Diabetes prevention program is run over a 9 month period with 18 individual sessions carried out in a group setting covering topics of Nutrition, exercise and Behaviour change.