Diabetes (Type 2)
Diabetes UK are launching a new peer support & education service called Type 2 Together. Diabetes UK has joined forces with East and North Herts Commissioning Group to set up a network of peer support groups for adults with Type 2 Diabetes.
Together they are creating a network of volunteer facilitated peer support and information hubs across the local community, so that people living with diabetes are better equipped to manage their condition. Type 2 Together involves trained volunteer Peer Support Facilitators supported by a Diabetes Educator (a specialist diabetes healthcare professional). Type 2 Together will also include materials to inform specially-created meeting themes, to help people live well with their Type 2 diabetes.
Available to anyone living with Type 2 diabetes in these areas, we aim to set up to 25 peer support and education groups, so if you live locally you’re bound to find one near you. The groups will give you the chance to meet others with Type 2 diabetes, to support each other and make friends, and share experiences and information.
We’re looking for volunteers to facilitate the group (Diabetes UK will provide all the training you need) as well as people to come along to meetings. Encourage patients to email Type2Together@diabetes.org.uk or call 0345 123 2399 to speak with their regional Co-ordinator about how to get involved.
If patients would like more information on the project encourage them to visit the Diabetes UK website: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/How_we_help/Talk-to-someone/Type-2-Together/.