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Providing type 1 diabetes education for those living within the Torbay and South Devon area.
We provide two group educational courses for individuals with type 1 diabetes.
It is mandatory that individuals complete the TT1DE(Torbay Type 1 Diabetes Education) course first and then progress onto the carbohydrate counting course.
The education programme is Quality Institute for Self-Management Education and Training (QISMET) certified.
Please note referral criteria (see referral section below) are applicable and referrals may be returned.
Please advise us of anything which we would need to be aware of when providing education in a group setting eg specific learning needs
On referral please specify which course you wish to refer your patient to.
TT1DE (Torbay Type 1 Diabetes Education course) 1 day course for those requiring an update on type 1 diabetes management and carbohydrate awareness.
TIFA (Torbay Insulin and Food Adjustment course) A 4 session course which teaches the principles of carbohydrate counting and insulin adjustment. Individuals must be using a basal bolus regimen to undertake this course.
Patients will be put on a waiting list and sent a letter inviting them to the specified course with a date and time, they will be asked to contact us to either accept or decline the invitation. If they decline structured education the referrer will be notified. If they decline that specific course we will offer the next course or offer an alternative virtual option. If 2 courses are declined we will advise the referrer and remove them from the waiting list. If we do not hear from them they will be advised in writing that if they wish to remain on the waiting list they should advise us of this within 2 weeks of the letter. The referrer will be copied into this letter, if no response after 2 weeks the patient will be removed from the list. Once a course has been completed the referrer will be notified to read-code the attendance.
We also offer a virtual carbohydrate counting option for those who find it difficult to attend a face to face course. We do however encourage patients to attend the face to face option as we believe that the peer support element of our self management courses is an integral component.
Please note referral criteria are applicable and referrals may be returned if this information is not contained within the referral letter.
On referral please specify which course (see management) you wish to refer your patient to.
If you are unsure of the suitability of the courses for your patient please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note if during the course preassessment it becomes apparent the patient requires specialist review of their diabetes we will decline the referral to diabetes education and advise you that referral to the secondary care diabetes team is recommended.
Specialty: Diabetic Medicine
Clinic type: General Diabetic Management
Service: Diabetes-Type 1 Education-TSDFT-RA9
Type 1 Diabetes Education Referral Form - EMIS
Type 1 Diabetes Education Referral Form - no merge fields
Torbay Type 1 Diabetes Education Course (TT1DE)
Torbay Insulin Food Adjustment Course (TIFA)
This guideline has been signed off on behalf of the NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group
Publication date: June 2022
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