Great News for World Diabetes Day - DoSA is Here!
14 November is World Diabetes Day, chosen in honour of the birthday of Frederick Banting, one of the key scientists and Nobel prize winners for the discovery of insulin in the early 1920s. To mark the occasion this year, Successful Diabetes is proud to announce the availability of field trials for DoSA, a unique Type 2 diabetes structured education programme for people of South Asian origin and lifestyle.
Based on the original Diabetes Manual Programme (link below) model, it's been developed in conjunction with South Asian people with Type 2 diabetes themselves and we are delighted to be working in collaboration with King's College, London and Spirit Healthcare to bring this much-needed programme and approach to the diabetes education landscape!
Already successfully introduced in field trials in the London and Leicester areas, this modern, interesting and enjoyable, home-based programme helps people of South Asian origin and lifestyle learn the practical steps to manage their Type 2 diabetes over a 12 week period, supported by a trained diabetes educator. It's full of helpful tips and checks and provides specific essential guidance on producing authentic and healthy cooking, and coping with Type 2 diabetes during celebrations. It also contains useful information and activities for emotional and stress management, which has been shown to be an important feature of effective educational programmes. The designers, Morton Ward of Edinburgh, have made the programme, leaflets and associated materials look colourful, fresh and enticing.
The DoSA programme is a must for any CCG wishing to extend their education programme to include more South Asian people, without classrooms, complicated referrals or booking procedures!
We're currently looking for CCGs to join the field trials - if that's you, just follow the following links!
If you're simply interested to know more, just follow the following links!
Read the press release here (opens PDF)
Download the CCG field trial brochure here (opens PDF)
See a page spread of DoSA (opens picture)