CDE Patient Groups   For People With Diabetes

CDE Patient Groups

Group education and support has been shown to be extremely successful and beneficial in assisting people with diabetes to manage their condition more effectively. Group interaction often translates into better retention of information by persons with diabetes, and allows for appropriate contextualisation of issues, as experienced by not only themselves, but also by other members of the group.

The CDE offers the following patient group activities:


Patient Group Schedule 2010
There is a R 50 admission fee, for each session attended. This is payable at the door.

Group Coaching
Date Day Time Topic
3 May 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 Learning to live with diabetes, what diabetes means
4 May 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 Learning to live with diabetes, what diabetes means
5 May 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 Learning to live with diabetes, what diabetes means
6 May 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 Learning to live with diabetes, what diabetes means
7 Jun 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 All about my treatment (insulin / oral medication)
8 Jun 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 All about my treatment (insulin / oral medication)
9 Jun 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 All about my treatment (insulin / oral medication)
10 Jun 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 All about my treatment (insulin / oral medication)
5 Jul 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 Managing my blood glucose
6 Jul 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 Managing my blood glucose
7 Jul 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 Managing my blood glucose
8 Jul 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 Managing my blood glucose
2 Aug 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 How to treat acute complications and sick day management
3 Aug 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 How to treat acute complications and sick day management
4 Aug 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 How to treat acute complications and sick day management
5 Aug 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 How to treat acute complications and sick day management
6 Sep 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 Long term complications
7 Sep 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 Long term complications
8 Sep 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 Long term complications
9 Sep 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 Long term complications
4 Oct 2010 Mon 16h00 – 17h30 Ad-hoc requested topic – based on attendee’s needs
5 Oct 2010 Tues 12h00 – 13h30 Ad-hoc requested topic – based on attendee’s needs
6 Oct 2010 Wed 09h00 – 10h30 Ad-hoc requested topic – based on attendee’s needs
7 Oct 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 19h30 Ad-hoc requested topic – based on attendee’s needs
Conversation Maps
Date Day Time Topic
13 Apr 2010 Tues 09h30 – 11h30 Diabetes conversations
13 Apr 2010 Tues 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
13 Apr 2010 Tues 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
14 Apr 2010 Wed 09h00 – 11h00 Diabetes conversations
14 Apr 2010 Wed 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
15 Apr 2010 Thurs 09h00 – 11h00 Diabetes conversations
15 Apr 2010 Thurs 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
15 Apr 2010 Thurs 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
25 May 2010 Tues 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
25 May 2010 Tues 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
26 May 2010 Wed 09h00 – 11h00 Diabetes conversations
26 May 2010 Wed 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
26 May 2010 Wed 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
28 Jun 2010 Mon 09h00 – 11h00 Diabetes conversations
28 Jun 2010 Mon 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
28 Jun 2010 Mon 15h00 – 17h00 Diabetes conversations
24 Aug 2010 Tues 09h30 – 11h30 Diabetes conversations
24 Aug 2010 Tues 12h00 – 14h00 Diabetes conversations
Workshops in Diabetes
Date Day Time Topic
3 May 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 Insulin pump therapy
31 May 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 My problem feet
5 Jul 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 Carbohydrate counting awareness
2 Aug 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 Pumping the right way
6 Sep 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 Diabetes and pregnancy
4 Oct 2010 Mon 09h00 – 12h30 Healthy feet
Informative Talks
Date Day Time Topic
27 may 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 Healthy eating
24 Jun 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 Active living
22 Jul 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 Knowing your numbers
26 Aug 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 Goal setting
30 Sep 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 My diabetes treatment
11 Nov 2010 Thurs 18h00 – 20h30 Coping with diabetes