New-2-Insulin Programme

an Insulin pen from Diabetes Insight, Cork, Ireland

HAVE YOU JUST BEEN PRESCRIBED INSULIN?

DO YOU NEED ADVICE, SUPPORT, REASSURANCE?

THE NEW-2-INSULIN PROGRAMME CAN HELP YOU!!

[pull_quote align=”left”]We provide you with the confidence to empower you to self-manage your own insulin regime[/pull_quote]For many people. commencing insulin injections can be daunting. It may feel that your life revolves around injections and blood sugar levels and this can be overwhelming. Many people may have a very real phobia of needles &/or commencing insulin may come as a totally shock, especially if you have Type 2 diabetes. At Diabetes Insight, we understand the challenges that many people with diabetes can face when on insulin. Having support and reassurance that how you manage your insulin regime is working, can be a huge relief and can improve adherence to your insulin regimes[1]. It can never be underestimated the psychological impact commencing insulin can have on a persons life [2], and at Diabetes Insight we have the expertise and understanding to help you deal with this. We provide you with the confidence to empower you to self-manage your own insulin regime.

WHAT THE PROGRAMME  INVOLVES?

Three Consultations consisting of an initial consultation (1 hour) & 2 reviews (1/2 hour), with online and telephone support. Review appointments can be catered for via Skype at a persons request.

All your consultations will be with Helena Farrell RGN, MSc Diabetes who has over 14 years experience of working with people with diabetes. The programme includes the following:

  • Insulin management*
  • Injection Technique, storage & Sharps Disposal
  • Problem solving
  • Understanding diabetes phenomenons such as the Dawn Phenomenon, Somogyi effect and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Nutrition planning
  • Crisis management and preventing problems
  • Self-management
  • Free blood glucose monitoring equipment & upgrades (insulin/carb counting meters available)
  • Access to travel cases, insulin cap reminders
  • Priority access to events, other programmes and meetings at a discounted cost

We would always encourage you to bring a family member or friend with you to the first consultation

*We are purely an education and advisory service. We do not adjust or initiate insulin regimes. Neither will we make judgments or comments on individual regimes. Any issues that you may have from a medical/clinical basis, you will be automatically referred back and advised to discuss these with your current health care providers.

WHO DOES THIS PROGRAMME CATER FOR?

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Contemplating insulin pump therapy
  • Insulin Pump Therapy

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS TO ME OF THIS PROGRAMME?

  • A greater understanding of your insulin regime
  • How to get your regime to work most effectively for you
  • Better outcomes such as stabilizing blood sugar levels and reduced HbA1c
  • 24/7 online/mobile access to advice and support in the event of queries you may have
  • Out of hours, weekend appointments available on request
  • HbA1c, cholesterol testing
  • Free equipment & replacements

Programmes like our New-2-Insulin Programme has been proven to improve patient outcomes and reduce the use for hospital based services [3]

HOW DOES THIS PROGRAMME DIFFER FROM OTHERS?

This programme uses a variety of educational techniques based on behavioral interventions that help you to understand your diabetes better, empowers you to take control of your health and motivates you to make long term changes. All techniques & tools used are based on years of research and from the experience of Helena Farrell, RGN, MSc Diabetes who facilitates your programme of change. Armed with our experience and information you will have the knowledge to tackle any challenges with diabetes that you may face.

Consultations take place in a comfortable, safe environment, with no interruptions. You will be seen at your booking time, there are no waiting times/lists and out of hours appointments are catered for including weekends. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you like to ensure you get the most from your programme, and so that we can individualize advice and support to suit your needs.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE PROGRAMME?

The total cost of the programme is €150, which is an upfront payment, payable by either cash or laser

TO BOOK YOUR PROGRAMME NOW OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE RING HELENA ON (086) 1739287, EMAIL: hfarrell77@gmail.com.

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References:

[1] Kirkman, M. Sue, et al. “Impact of a program to improve adherence to diabetes guidelines by primary care physicians.” Diabetes Care 25.11 (2002): 1946-1951.

[2] http://clinical.diabetesjournals.org/content/22/3/147.full

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002481

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