On Thursday 15 October 2020 the diabetes nursing team from North Devon District Hospital delivered BARNI, their QISMET approved face to face patient education session, for the first time since COVID-19 made its appearance in the U.K.
BARNI was delivered at Barnstaple Library to a group of six type 1 diabetes patients. Following the session we asked for feedback from the patients
The patients commented that they found the session extremely helpful with regards to their diabetes management and that Kate and Naomi were interesting, knowledgeable and patient.
Patients felt the session was a great start to the course, especially under challenging circumstances. The room layout was compliant with social distancing and the library ensured the room was cleaned thoroughly pre and post session.
All patients felt very safe and were happy that all measures had been taken to ensure their personal safety.
Patient education is an integral part of diabetes management and we are so pleased that we can continue to offer this service to our patients currently. More information about BARNI can be found here.
We anticipate delivering further BARNI courses in the future where guidelines allow. If type 1 diabetes patients are interested in the course they should discuss this with their G.P practice in the first instance following which a referral can be made to our service.