Diabetes Education Kent and Medway

Type 1 Diabetes

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Type 1 diabetes manifests earlier in life and requires immediate insulin replacement.

Spirit Hub provides a great place to begin learning about diabetes education and local services.

Living With Type 1 Diabetes

If you’ve got Type 1 diabetes, you get insulin into your body by injecting it, or using an insulin pump, which delivers a constant supply into you.

But with the right treatment and care, the long-term effects of diabetes and high glucose levels can be managed.

Diabetes Symptoms

  • Going to the toilet a lot, especially at night.
  • Being really thirsty.
  • Feeling more tired than usual.
  • Losing weight without trying to.
  • Genital itching or thrush.
  • Cuts and wounds take longer to heal.
  • Blurred vision.

These symptoms can affect anyone – adult or child.

Source: Diabetes UK

Local Diabetes Support

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Frequently Asked Questions

Patients can easily self-refer by visiting www.spirit-hub.org. or by speaking to the call centre team on 01233 228749. 

Dont worry If you don’t have your medical details just contact the call centre. they will contact the GP practice to obtain the details. 

Initially Type 1 self-referral will be excluded as there are complexities in the pathway that need to be resolved.  We envisage that Type 1 referrals will be included after approximately the first six months of the operation of the Hub. 

Anyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and registered with a GP practice within the Kent and Medway CCG area, including those of no fixed abode.  Patients being referred to the service should be over the age of 18.

The Hub is for people who have received a diabetes diagnosis (Type 1 or Type 2) and would benefit from structured education and those with Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia eligible for the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. All people with diabetes must be registered with GPs in one of the listed Kent and Medway CCGs.

The Hub is not just for people that are newly diagnosed, anyone who has been diagnosed with diabetes would be able to use the Hub to get access to Structured Education. We know that many people have had diabetes for many years and have never attended a course, we are keen that they are encouraged to attend, and HCPs will be encouraged to also refer these people.

The call centre staff can be contacted by telephone from 08.00 to 20.00 Monday to Friday and 09.00 to 13.00 on Saturday.

Multi language support is available.

Our web site is available 24/7 and has a wealth of information about diabetes and patients can book a course directly.

Education programmes will be run by the same providers that are currently contracted, by the CCG, to offer their courses.