“I’ve had Type 1 diabetes for 26 years and it hasn’t always been easy. Diabetes and my mental health have had a big impact on each other and it can be hard to unpick that. It’s acknowledged that diabetes can be hard because you don’t get a break."
A great venue for learning and meeting new people. Come join us for a friendly and enjoyable DESMOND course with free tea and coffee provided. Easy to get to from Putney, Southfields, Wimbledon and Roehampton. There are direct buses from Clapham Junction also!
LIVE WELL supports patients to develop their skills and knowledge to confidently manage their Type 2 diabetes. We are able to adapt each session to match the specific needs of the people attending which includes support on lifestyle changes and a focus on a wide range of ethnic foods.
You can choose to interact with Oviva digitally using our online resources and app or choose an offline programme using phone calls and printed materials/DVD content. The patient is in control of how they interact with their personal dietitian and can switch between the methods of interaction throughout the programme depending on their needs.
Chances are if you have a social media account you’ll have seen a photo of some Easter Eggs or a pile of sweets or cup cakes with the caption #diabetes. It might seem like a harmless joke to most, but to my daughter it is a metaphorical punch in the face.
“Whilst I was a little apprehensive about going to a group course, I found hearing about diabetes with others who were like me was really helpful. Lots of what I learnt I was able to do straight away. I’m so glad I went. ”