EMPOWER Structured Diabetes Education

Posted 15-11-2016.

Spirit Healthcare’s pioneering structured diabetes education programme has been shortlisted for three major healthcare awards, affording national recognition of its role in improving the lives of people with diabetes.

On 23 November 2016 at the Lancaster London Hotel, Spirit Healthcare’s EMPOWER team will be hoping to win a Pharmaceutical Market Excellence Award (PMEA) in two highly competitive categories; Building a Better World or Patient and Customer-Centric Education and Support Programmes. The next night, in the very same venue, the team will be competing in the General Practice Awards 2016 to be crowned the best Education Provider of the Year.

Both awards aim to reward excellence and recognise programmes or services that are proven to improve outcomes for patients.

Spirit’s diabetes communications and marketing manager, Chloe Glanville said: “To be shortlisted for three major industry awards this year is an amazing validation of the work that we have been doing to pioneer more accessible specialist education for people with diabetes. Our clinical teams are focused on improving patient outcomes and we’ve been rigorous in ensuring that we have an evidence base to clearly identify the improvements that we are making.”

The EMPOWER course uses group exercises in a relaxed setting. It has been successful in inspiring initial cohorts to try reducing their portion sizes and make healthier choices in order to manage their diabetes more easily and effectively. Courses are delivered in local settings with a focus on nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes in a friendly, interactive, group environment. These courses help those taking part to set and achieve personal goals and take full control of their diabetes.


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Spirit Healthcare launched in 2009 and provides a range of products and services across several specialisms, including diabetes monitoring devices, structured diabetes education, ambulatory photodynamic therapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and cloud-based self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure and diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes develops when the body can’t produce enough insulin, or when the insulin that is produced doesn’t work properly. If untreated, it can cause very serious health problems. Eating well and being active is particularly important for people with diabetes. Making small changes to lifestyle choice can help manage diabetes and prevent future problems.

Item number: SH/EMP/1545/NOV16

Date of preparation: November 2016