So, I am very excited to announce the launch of LD:NorthEast’s new Type 2 diabetes education programme.
Many traditional health education programmes are not accessible for people with a learning disability. For those who are unable to read, are unaware of medical terminology or feel anxious in a health setting, these courses can be confusing and sometimes intimidating. Type 2 diabetes disproportionately affects people with a learning disability, and it is a very complex health condition to explain and understand. Providing a service which can improve people’s understanding of their health condition and how to manage it will therefore be extremely beneficial.