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SWEET Care Planning : patient centered, individualised diabetes advice and care.
Stop smoking
Weight loss


Eating habits & Exercise
Education and Empowerment
  • Offer referral to a structured education programme (DESMOND) at diagnosis with annual reinforcement and review.
  • The aim of structured education is for people with diabetes to improve their knowledge, skills and confidence, enabling them to take increasing control of their own condition and integrate effective self-management into their daily lives. High-quality structured education can have a profound effect on health outcomes and can significantly improve quality of life.
  • The attitude of health care professionals and information given at time of diagnosis can have a profound impact on people’s ability to self-manage their condition effectively.
Treatment adherence
Care Planning
  • Read this summary of care planning
  • ‘An ongoing process of two-way communication, negotiation and joint decision-making in which both the person with Diabetes and the healthcare professionals make an equal contribution to the consultation.’