Diabetes Ireland: Type 2 Online Education Programme
CODE is Diabetes Ireland’s group education programme for people with Type 2 Diabetes or with a diagnosis of prediabetes.
The aim of CODE is to help people manage their prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. Each session will be approximately 2 hours long. The group will have no more than 12 participant’s who will be facilitated by a Diabetes Ireland Nurse or Dietitian and it aims to support those living with the condition to set goals and support each other in tools for self management.
Topics Covered in Code Include:
- Diabetes Explained
- Signs & Symptoms
- Carbohydrate & Portion Advice
- Personal Goal Setting
- Managing Your Glucose Levels
- Risk Factors
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
CODE aims to deliver general information about diabetes self-management in a supported online setting. The groups are kept to small numbers allowing people to talk in a supportive, non-judgemental environment about their own diabetes. Time is allocated during the programme for problem solving, people’s feedback on diabetes self-management, behaviours and goal settling. Diabetes knowledge and skills are reinforced and the responsibility for the personal self-management of diabetes is gradually strengthened.
The final session takes places six months after the start date. CODE is funded by Diabetes Ireland and the HSE, therefore free of charge to attendees
The sixth month session is a review of achievements and personal goals that were set and new goals are considered. Our flexible approach allows the sessions to be tailored to meet the self-identified needs of each individual.