Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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. https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start
If you have a score greater than 16 you can self refer to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Program here. https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk-dtc/
Alternatively if you have a recent HbA1c reading from your GP surgery, the date the test was taken and your NHS number you can provide these details online using our self-referral form available here. https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/self-referral/
You can register over the phone by calling the number below.
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.