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BME Resources

South Asian - Newly Diagnosed & Foundation Modules

Culturally specific self management education for South Asian communities

What does this module look like?


  • Deliverable in either Punjabi, Gujarati,Urdu & Bengali with interpreters -- 4 x 3 hour sessions
  • Or in Punjabi, Gujarati, Urdu & Bengali in mother tongue -- 2 x 3 hour sessions or 1 x 6 hour session
  • Or in English with appropriate resources -- 2 x 3 hour sessions or 1 x 6 hour
  • session
  • All with culturally-sensitive resources  and images to avoid reliance on the written word
  • Delivered in local community venues
  • Delivered by 2 trained health care professionals


Content includes:


  • Thoughts and feeling of the participants around diabetes

  • Understanding diabetes and glucose: what happens in the body

  • Understanding the risk factors and complications associated with diabetes

  • Understanding more about monitoring and medication

  • How to take control -- Food choices -- Physical activity

  • Planning for the future


Becoming a site:


DESMOND BME (South Asian) Module builds on previous DESMOND training, and so is only available to existing DESMOND sites.

BME Educators will have already undergone the 2-day Educator training course for DESMOND Newly Diagnosed & Foundation modules.





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