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 based programme designed to help delay or prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes for those identified as pre-diabetic by a healthcare professional.
The good news is that if you are in this position, the Diabetes Prevention Programme is here to help you reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Programme 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. Changes in participant’s lifestyles can lead to a lowering of blood sugar levels into normal healthy ranges.
What is pre-diabetes and how can I reduce my risk?
How can I get invited to a programme?
Firstly, your GP or practice nurse has to refer you to us. When we receive the referral, we will contact you and invite you on to a local programme.
Eligibility and exclusion criteria for the Diabetes Prevention Programme can be found below*.
|Eligibility Criteria:||Exclusion Criteria:|
|Aged 18 years +||Patients with Dementia|
|Identified as at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by a blood test (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol or FBG 5.5-6.9 mmol/l in the last 3 months)||Pregnancy/breastfeeding|
|No subsequent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes||Gestational diabetes within the last 12 months|
|Patients with Terminal Disease|
*SHSCT DPP team reserve the right to apply discretion when screening for eligible patients.
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