Diabetes Education Programmes – People with Diabetes


How to Manage a Mammoth: Psychoeducation for Children with Type 1 Diabetes and their Families

by Talking Type 1 / NHS Wales

How to Manage a Mammoth is a book-based psychoeducation intervention for young children with diabetes and their families. By incorporating elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy into an engaging and interactive story, the book supports diabetes teams and families to discuss difficult topics such as diabetes distress and burnout. The book has been published across NHS Wales, England and beyond, and has been made in to an animation as well as forming the basis for multiple therapeutic groups and individual interventions across the UK and Ireland.

Judges' comments:

"Talking Type 1 / NHS Wales have produced a simple but incredibly powerful campaign that stood out to the judges. The team collaborated with the intended audience from the off and ensured that equality and diversity was at the core of this project. The level of dissemination was huge, the results impressive, and the concept translational to so many other areas. The panel agreed that the long-term benefits of this initiative could be huge."


SEREN Moving to Year 7

by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

The transition from primary to secondary school can be a time of great change for children and young people (CYP) with Type 1 diabetes. They often go from a smaller, supportive environment to a setting where they are expected to manage their diabetes independently. This module was developed to help equip CYP for this transition. It is a group session for CYP who are in school year 6, designed to be interactive and enable them to problem solve different scenarios. As part of the SEREN programme, the module is QISMET accredited, includes detailed educator curricula, interactive resources and quality assurance.

Judges' comments:

"SEREN Moving to year 7 is a much-needed and adaptable programme that delivered some excellent outcomes. The judges could clearly see that the resources had been developed with the target audience in mind and were impressed that the team had considered alternative ways to deliver the programme. A really strong entry."


Diabetes and You Cornwall

by Kernow Health CIC

Diabetes and You is our structured education offer for adults with type 2 diabetes. The free course is delivered with local GP practices and led by trained Diabetes educators. The course is delivered over 3 x 90-minute sessions (usually 1 session each week), covering general messaging for anyone with type 2 diabetes giving them the opportunity to better self-manage their diabetes. In March 2021 we piloted D&Y with three GP practices in Cornwall. These pilot courses were delivered virtually due to the pandemic with the aim to locally develop a structured education course that could be embedded within primary care.

Judges' comments:

"Kernow Health CIC has created an incredibly important programme that produced some great results. The team identified a clear barrier to education and came up with an innovative way to address it, all the while ensuring they were hitting the mark in terms of equality and diversity. The judges were impressed by the patient-centric and flexible approach and noted the social prescribing element was particularly thoughtful."


DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing)

by Medway Community Healthcare, Canterbury Christ Church University, The Health and Europe Centre, Kent County Council and Blackthorn Trust

DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing) is a patient education programme for people with type 2 diabetes, a staff training programme and an ambassador training programme for people who attended the DWELL programme and want to support continued delivery by becoming a DWELL Ambassador. Documents relating to these 3 elements have been uploaded as supporting evidence. The DWELL project brought together a range of organisations, professionals and people living with type 2 diabetes to co-design, deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of the DWELL patient education programme. Results and link to a video featuring some of the DWELL participants have also been uploaded.

Judges' comments:

"DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing) is a refreshing and effective programme with demonstrable outcomes. The judges were impressed by the person-centred approach taken to the project and by the entry itself, which was clear and very well presented. The evidence provided was rich and the feedback incredibly positive. A well described initiative with solid execution and results."

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  • 2023 KEY DATES
  • Open for Entry:
    Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Entry Deadline:
    Friday 7 July 2023
  • Judging Day:
    Tuesday 8 September 2023
  • Awards Ceremony:
    Thursday 12 October 2023