XPERT – Free Diabetes Education Programme for West Cork

XPERT – Free Diabetes Education Programme for West Cork

A series of free education programmes for people with diabetes are planned for West Cork during 2012.

The award winning X-PERT programme is being organised by HSE Community Dietitians Ms. Bernie Dennehy and Ms. Melissa Byrne, in conjunction with local general practitioners. The aim of the XPERT programme is to educate people affected by diabetes so that they can best manage their condition, improving their health and increasing their control over their diabetes.

The programme consists of a two and a half hour education session each week, for six weeks, during which participants learn all about what diabetes actually is; what treatments are available, and how diabetes is affected by weight, diet and exercise. There are lots of practical tips and participants learn from each other.

Ms. Bernie Dennehy, HSE Community Dietitian in West Cork said “Attending the XPERT programme is proven to help participants increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in managing their diabetes, in an enjoyable group format”.

If you have diabetes and are interested in attending this Free Diabetes Education Programme in Clonakilty or Skibbereen in September/October 2012, please contact:

Bernie Dennehy, HSE Community Dietitian on 086 7871590 for Clonakilty Programmes.

Or

Melissa Byrne, HSE South Community Dietitian on 087 9696267 for Skibbereen programmes.

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For further information please contact:

Communications Directorate,

HSE South.

Tel: 021-4928524/3