CHOICE patient education for Type 1
We are offering an intensive 4 day (over 4 weeks) carbohydrate counting course to those with Type 1 diabetes across the locality, called CHOICE: CHO and Insulin Calculation Education. This replaces DAFNE.
This course provides detailed information to people with Type 1 diabetes and gives them the tools they need to manage their condition for the rest of their lives. It is not meant to replace the 3-hour CarbAware course and people who have done CarbAware may like to 'graduate' to CHOICE.
Criteria for CHOICE
Type 1 ( confirmed diagnosis )
Diagnosed for at least 6 months or more
On multiple daily injections ( Basal Bolus Regimen)
Monitoring Blood Glucose Levels at least 4 x Daily
Agreeable to participate in group education
Agreeable to keeping a food and insulin diary for the duration of the course
Able to commit to attending 4 consecutive sessions 9-3:30 pm:
If people have attended CHO aware previously and would like to increase their skills further or are struggling please refer to CHOICE
Please note that patients must be assessed and referral does not guarantee a place on the course
If any of your patients fit this criteria and are interested, please forward their details (name, NHS number, contact phone number) to Noelle Cooper at Noelle.firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the HCP Phone line on 07879814922. A phone assessment will be completed to determine eligibility