COVID 19 Update: Due to the current COVID 19 situation it is likely that many of the face to face organisations and services listed across our website are suspended. Please call to check first.
Do you want to find groups and support in the community that might help you improve your health and wellbeing? You can find lots of local support from charities to social groups in the Health Connections Mendip Directory.
If you are at high risk of type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible for the free NHS Healthier You service, which will help you to eat more healthily, lose weight and get more physically active
Take this quick and easy test to find out if you are at risk of type 2 diabetes: check your risk score.
*Covid pandemic update- Both sessions are currently combined and running online for Frome Medical Practice patients https://www.fromemedicalpractice.co.uk/diabetes-education-online-sessions *
Diabetes Group Education 7pm to 8pm, Usually the 2nd Monday every month. A monthly education session with Dr Taylor for people with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This is an information session with some time for questions at the end.
Diabetes Peer Support Group 6pm to 7pm, Usually the 2nd Monday every month. This is an opportunity to be with others who know what you’re going through, a place to share tips, set goals and support one another. Both groups meet at Frome Medical Practice in the education Suit. No need to book, patients welcome from other practices.
*Updated due to Covid pandemic. Currently running on Zoom on the last Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Meeting ID 878 8591 6695 and Password 2020 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87885916695?pwd=U1VUQ2Eza3h4Z1F1eXQ4UFpCN2ZXUT09
The monthly peer support group will be an opportunity for you to make friends and meet others who know what you are going through. It will be a place where you can share top tips, set goals and support one another. Each session will have 15 minutes of group education on topics like sleep, relaxation, exercise, connecting and other topics that the group might want. Last Tuesday of the month. 2pm-3:00pm. Frome Medical Practice. You can drop in for just one session or come regularly. No need to book.
The NHS Somerset interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends.
You’ll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes. You may soon also be able to use this website to view your own up-to-date diabetes clinic results, to help you manage your condition more effectively.
This is a community of people with diabetes, family members, friends, supporters and carers, offering their own support and first hand knowledge. Start with diabetes help and support if you are new to the site.
Type 2 Diabetes and Me is an interactive online course to help people with Type 2 diabetes understand and manage their condition successfully. It was developed by Diabetes UK, in partnership with Bupa. See link below or you can go to the Diabetes UK website and search for Type 2 Diabetes and Me.
Diabetes UK has produced this e book that you can get by filling in the online application, The book is full of tips written by people living with diabetes, for people living with diabetes. Covering everything from going on holiday to eating out, working out and managing diabetes with work, relationships and more, it’s packed full of useful tips and handy hints for every part of life with diabetes. Go to the link below. They no longer send out paper copies.
*During Covid-19 we are not holding groups or meetings but if you require help and support, either email us, call us or visit our website.*
This is a family support group which provides support for children with diabetes and their parents/carers. Monthly meeting held on a Saturday. Contact for details as they sometimes go on trips.