The Juggle diabetes education service is available to anyone with type 2 diabetes who does not take insulin and lives within the following areas:
What does the service do?
The Juggle diabetes education service is for anyone with type 2 diabetes (not treated with insulin) who wants to learn more about their diabetes and how to look after it. It is appropriate for the newly diagnosed or those who have had diabetes for many years.
The Juggle programme consists of 4 weekly sessions. Each week we look at a different aspect of diabetes.
In week 1 we talk about what diabetes is, what has happened to the body and how we can treat it and keep a check on it. We discuss how diabetes tablets work and why some people take tablets and some don’t.
In weeks 2 and 3 we cover what to eat and what to drink when you have diabetes paying attention to where sugar comes from and what we can do to keep our hearts healthy.
In week 4 we talk about the importance of looking after diabetes and the tests that should be carried out to ensure you are staying fit and healthy.
The programme is interactive, informal and fun and you can bring somebody with you if you would like to. Each session is two and half hours long and includes a refreshment break.
Type of staff
Each Juggle programme is delivered by two trained NHS diabetes educators.
Access to service/referral
You can telephone and book yourself a place on the Juggle programme or be referred to the programme by a health professional such as your doctor or practice nurse.
The Juggle programme telephone number is 0300 300 0045.
If you telephone the Juggle service a member of the Juggle team will talk through the programme with you and establish when and where you would like to attend.
If you are referred by a health professional, one of the Juggle team will telephone you when the referral has been received.
The Juggle programme can be delivered in the following languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Hindi.
Please contact us if other interpreting services are required.
Why might I need this service?
NHS guidelines recommend that people with diabetes be offered structured patient education programmes.
“Structured” programmes conform to NHS standards. This means they have a written curriculum to ensure everyone receives the same advice regardless of when or where they attend the service. The information given has to be based on the latest scientific evidence. The service is audited to ensure quality standards are being met and it is evaluated to ensure that it is meeting its own aims and the needs of the participants.
The Juggle diabetes structured education service conforms to the NHS standards.
The service can help you understand your diabetes and will support you in choosing to make the lifestyle changes that will be beneficial to your health.
Location of treatment
The Juggle programme is being delivered at a variety of venues ranging from health centres and community centres to sports centres and social clubs. It may even be appearing at your own GP practice.
The service is available in the daytime Monday to Friday. It is also available in the evenings and on Saturdays based on demand.
If you have type 2 diabetes that is not treated with insulin and if your GP practice falls within the following health areas you are eligible to attend:
NHS Nottingham City
Nottingham North and East Consortium
Nottingham West Consortium
For further information please contact: Juggle Programme Administrator 0300 300 0045