Diabetes education course - S.W.E.E.T

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Laurence and Clarissa from the S.W.E.E.T team

Thurrock CCG has teamed up with the Community Diabetes Team at NELFT to offer a training programme called: S.W.E.E.T (South West Essex Education and Training). The 3 hour, one off session helps you manage and cope with your diabetes (either Type 1 or 2) and improve long-term outcomes.

Group education is an essential part of your care. Find out how your medications work, what diet is best for you, and what actually is happening in the body with diabetes.

Dr Anjan Bose, a GP, Tutor and Diabetes Lead for Thurrock said: “We know from evidence that when people attend these group sessions, they feel more empowered to be able to manage their diabetes. Good self-management means better long-term health, with fewer complications. Being with a group of people who have the same condition can also be very liberating.

“Remember, good education and self-management is just as important as taking your medication.”

Sessions are held at various locations in Thurrock including Corringham Fire Station, South Ockendon Centre, Stifford Clays Medical Centre and St John’s Church in Grays. These sessions are relaxed, enjoyable and informative and the Diabetes Team encourages attendance. Call 0300 300 1509 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to refer yourself today!

In addition to the courses, Thurrock CCG is encouraging people with diabetes to join the Thurrock Diabetes Support Group. This group will have organised meetings and speakers as well as a chance for people to make new friends and find support. Those interested in joining should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01375 365 810.

S.W.E.E.T referral form

document SWEET diabetes education referral form (77 KB)

pdf SWEET Education poster (235 KB)