Yesterday we shared information on our phased approach to the reintroduction of hospital visiting, starting at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and the paediatric ward at Dr Gray’s, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and all other maternity units, selected wards at ARI and Dr Gray’s, and a pilot at Roxburghe House.
Self-management is of vital importance for people with type 2 diabetes. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing face-to-face structured education is difficult if not impossible. Therefore, online solutions can help provide this care remotely.
What’s the plan?
The course will span 2 days, complete with new video content and interactive quizzes.
Day 1 will focus on what type 2 diabetes is, the complications of diabetes, and sick day guidance in type 2 diabetes.
Day 2 will move on to the management of diabetes, covering weight loss advice, dietary and physical activity advice, discussions on diabetes remission and other treatment options.
These topics will be accompanied by live twitter debates #understandingtype2monitored by healthcare professionals from the UK including diabetes doctors, diabetes dieticians and diabetes specialist nurses.
Who is the course for?
Delivered in English and available for anyone from across the globe, the course is aimed at people with type 2 diabetes, those who care for them and healthcare professionals who look after people with type 2 diabetes.
Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation has this week committed to relaunching its Building Futures scheme for 2020. As part of its sponsorship of Team GB, Persimmon will donate more than £1 million to support children in sport, health and education. We are calling on local groups within your area which support children to apply. It can all be done online remotely at www.persimmonhomes.com/building-futures.
Persimmon’s Community Champions initiative has run since 2015 and gives away £64,000 every month in single donations up to the value of £1,000. So far over £3.5 million has been donated in the UK. Persimmon has decided that from April 2020 all funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s. However, we need your help to find these groups. If you know of any, can you let them know that funding is available? Again, they can apply online at www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions
The Scottish Government has today (23 April) published COVID-19: – A Framework for decision-making. It sets out some of the challenges Scotland faces and outlines the approach and principles that will guide them as they make decisions about transitioning out of the current lockdown arrangements. This is a living document and will be updated as evidence, modelling, and the assessment of the different options available develops.