Diabetes centres: Please remember you need to wash your
hands with soap and water before testing
Stoke Mandeville Hospital your blood glucose levels.
01296 315530 Insight course
Wycombe Hospital How can I help to reduce healthcare for
01494 425308 associated infections?
type 1 diabetes
Infection control is important to the well-
Diabetes nurse telephone clinics are being of our patients, and for that reason
run Monday Friday between
Monday-Friday we have infection control procedures in f for
Information f patients
9am-10am for help and advice with place.
managing your diabetes care.
Keeping your hands clean is an effective
way of preventing the spread of infections.
We ask that you, and anyone visiting you,
use the hand rub (special gel) available at
the main entrance of the hospital and at the
entrance to every ward before coming in to
and after leaving the ward or hospital.
In some situations hands may need to be
washed at a sink using soap and water
rather than using the hand rub. Staff will let
Insight Course for Type 1 Diabetes case.
you know if this is the case
Issued: July 2009
Date of Review: July 2010
Equality Impact Assessed
Divisional Board Meeting
Patient Experience Group
Author: Diabetes Specialist Nurses
What is Insight? How long is the course? Where are the courses held?
Insight is a group-led structured training The course takes place over four • Diabetes Centre
programme. It teaches insulin weeks. Wycombe Hospital
dj t t b h d t ti
adjustment, carbohydrate counting and d
includes an up-to-date review of your • Week 1 — 3 hour session • Diabetes Centre
diabetes management. • Week 2 — 6 hour session Stoke Mandeville Hospital
• Week 3 — 3 hour session
It forms an important part of your • Week 4 — 3 hour session • Other external venues.
diabetes management plan.
The sessions usually start at 9.30am. How do I get on to the course?
Who is it for?
An individual or group assessment Referral is made from a member of
• People with type 1 diabetes aged over appointment will also be arranged in team.
your hospital diabetes care team
18 years who have been diagnosed for advance of the course where you will
a minimum of 12 months and use a be given a course outline and
basal bolus insulin regime preparation details.
• People with type 1 diabetes who are
ith t pe ho Commitment and attendance at all
considering the use of insulin pump sessions is essential.
How many people attend each
Between four and eight.
Who teaches on the course?
Insight meets the National Institute for
A specialist dietician and a diabetes Health and Clinical Excellence criteria
specialist nurse. for adult education.
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