Discover the success of our recent Diabetes Support Day held at our practice this past Sunday! The response was overwhelming, highlighting a clear demand for support among individuals living with diabetes. Collaborating with the Southend Victoria PCN clinical team and the regional diabetes EPUT service, we hosted two engaging 2.5-hour sessions.
During these sessions, participants received personalised attention, undergoing essential diabetes care checks, including blood pressure, foot examination, and BMI assessment. Venous blood sampling was also available as needed. Attendees seized the opportunity to consult on their medications and gain practical guidance from an enthusiastic representative from Diabetes UK.
Our friendly PCN Social Prescriber team was out in full force, offering non-medical support and explaining their crucial role in chronic disease management. To enhance the experience, we provided hot beverages, healthy snacks, and fresh fruit for everyone.
The highlight of the day featured our amazing Chief conducting two live cookery demonstrations, complete with food samples and recipes for attendees. A local representative from ‘Freestyle Libre’ was on hand to provide advice and initiate eligible individuals on their monitoring devices.
Our dedicated dietitian and lifestyle and wellbeing coach curated an impressive nutritional food display, bringing food labels to life. They offered invaluable advice and scheduled follow-up encounters for interested participants. Additionally, our PCN first contact podiatrist provided essential support and guidance for those with foot-related concerns.
The day was a remarkable experience, though admittedly exhausting! Our passionate team was thrilled to share their knowledge and provide unwavering support throughout the event. We look forward to continuing our commitment to diabetes care and support in the future. Thank you to everyone who made the day a resounding success!