The Manchester Diabetes Centre provides high quality care and education for people with diabetes throughout the North West. The centre allows individuals access to diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and medical staff who offer help and support and promote self-management with the aim of reducing diabetes-related complications.
South Manchester Diabetes Team runs a wide range of nurse-led clinics offering treatment and support in the community for patients with diabetes. They work closely with a range of professionals who specialise in different aspects of diabetes care.
Nutrition and Dietetic Service
The Nutrition and Dietetics department accept referrals from Pennine Acute Trust health care professionals for adult patients requiring dietary advice or intervention for the treatment or prevention of their medical condition.
Residents of Central and South Manchester can be referred by a health care professional to the Nutrition and Dietetics department which including a specialist dietitian and a nutrition specialist nurse. Their role is to see patients with complex nutritional needs to ensure they receive sufficient nutrition.
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.
If you live in Central Manchester your GP can refer you to the podiatry department.
For individuals who live in South Manchester the podiatry department can provide a comprehensive range of general podiatry and specialist clinics designed to reduce foot problems and improve mobility by early intervention and management. Speak to your GP who can refer into the service.
If you live in North Manchester your GP can refer you into the community podiatry service.
Specialist Nurse Clinics
The specialist diabetes nursing team in South Manchester runs a wide range of nurse-led clinics offering treatment and support in the community for patients with diabetes.
The diabetes specialist nursing team provide education for residents of North Manchester.
The Sugar Group is a support group for people living with diabetes, supporting you to live well with your condition.
Chinese Health Information Centre aims to provide a unique, professional and quality service to local Chinese and South East Asian Communities in the areas of health and social wellbeing.
The Expert Patient’s Programme is a free course that supports individuals with long term health conditions.
Indian Senior Citizens Centre provides day Support Services for elderly Indians (50yrs+)
Diabetes UK in the North of England
Diabetes UK have a dedicated webpage for activity across North of England including information on the diabetes support groups in your area.
Join their peer support group on Facebook Diabetes UK chat: Your friends in the North.
Lifestyle and Well Being
Buzz Manchester health and wellbeing service aim is to help improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.
Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust offers a range of psychological services to residents of Greater Manchester.
Manchester Cares is a community network of young professionals and older neighbours hanging out and helping one another in our rapidly changing city. Their objectives are to reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people and young professionals, improve the connection, confidence, skills, resilience and power of all participants and bring people together to reduce the gaps across social, generational, digital, cultural and attitudinal divides.
Physical Activity Groups
Transport for GM (TfGM) offer a range of courses including cycle confidence sessions, cycle maps and information on cycle hire.
Buzz Manchester health and wellbeing offer a physical activity referral service (PARS) helps people living with long term health conditions to increase their levels of physical activity in a safe and structured environment.
Manchester and Salford Ramblers specialise in short city walks around urban parks and along canals. That doesn't mean they just walk round streets and pavements. There are loads of open/green spaces within both cities along rivers, canals, on reclaimed industrial land and in parks.
Greater Manchester Moving website allows you to search for what activities are going on in your local area.
Buzz Manchester health and wellbeing can provide motivational support to anyone who wishes to quit smoking.
Have a look at the GM Health Hub website which has lots of great resources to support people across Greater Manchester to stop smoking.
Support for Carers
Manchester Carers Network aim to help improve carers’ health and wellbeing.
Manchester Carers Centre deliver a range of FREE, high quality support services for unpaid Carers in our City. These services include, providing information and advice, emotional support, practical help, community drop-ins, respite breaks, social activities, access to grants and training.
Manchester City Council offer support for individuals Caring for Someone.
Health Research Opportunities
Help BEAT Diabetes is part of the Research for the Future family, an NHS campaign encouraging people in Manchester and across the rest of Greater Manchester to get involved in health research.
Health research has the power to change lives. It is through research that the NHS is able to develop better treatments, as well as improve diagnosis, prevention, care and quality of life. Be part of the change and help develop medicines for the future.
Take a look at Diabetes UK website to see if there are any volunteering opportunities near you.