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    Definition

    Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by an increase in blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia. This hyperglycaemia is due to a deficiency in insulin secretion by the pancreas.

     

    Diagnosis is performed by blood assay.

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    Main types of diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes: the most common type. Heredity, overweight and a sedentary lifestyle are the predisposing factors, and disease onset often occurs with age.

     

    Type 1 diabetes: results from the destruction of insulin-secreting cells, most often through an autoimmune (antibody) process. It affects mostly children and young adults but can occur at any age.

     

    So-called secondary diabetes: a consequence of pancreatic disease, pancreatitis, surgery, other diseases resulting in hyperglycaemia or certain medicinal treatments.

     

    Gestational diabetes: occurs during pregnancy and disappears after delivery. It can be a precursor to diabetes onset in later years.

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    Diabètes Ensemble

    The Pasteur Clinic offers a treatment education programme through the Diabètes Ensemble association.

     

    This association, pursuant to Act 1901, organises educational sessions for type 2 diabetics, insulin-dependent diabetics, and diabetics on tablets or diet alone, who wish to better manage their disease in order to avoid the pitfalls, become more independent and better administer self-care techniques.

     

    Various professionals work within the association :

     

    - diabetologists from the Pasteur Clinic or from Toulouse and the surrounding areas
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     biologists from the Pasteur Clinic

    - nurses familiar with diabetes management and competent in treatment education
    - dietitians with extensive experience with diabetes
    - chiropodists, psychologists and physiotherapists

      

    Download the information brochure

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    Therapy education programme

    Diabètes Ensemble professionals participate according to a clearly defined programme which include two days of compulsory education about diabetes. The patients are instructed in two groups depending on their treatment:

     

    The OAD group for patients on oral tablets or diet alone

    1st day programme

    2nd day programme

     The INSULIN group for patients already on insulin or about to go on insulin

    1st day programme 2nd day programme

     

    These sessions are interactive, with a spontaneous, question-and-answer format supported by teaching aids.

     

    A 3rd half-day meeting is planned in the months following for those who have completed a full cycle. Diet will be discussed on this day using the “Let’s play healthy eating” tool, and will be attended by dietitians and doctors.

     

    Simultaneously, cooking classes will be organised for patients, to complete the full training cycle. The chefs at the Pasteur Clinic arrange educational workshops and assist the participants in preparing meals appropriate for their illness. View photos.

     

    With the assistance of a nurse or doctor fluent in Arabic, North Africans are given two half-day teaching sessions based on a clearly defined programme:
    the first focusing on the disease and the second on diet

     

    Registration form to be filled out and sent to s.blanc@clinique-pasteur.com.

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    Instructional tools

    The doctors and dietitians at the Pasteur Clinic and Diabètes Ensemble have conceptualised and created educational devices for diabetic patients.

     

    Therapy education DVD

    This interactive educational device is an innovative, recreational tool that can be used by individuals as well as health professionals.

    You can follow the fortunes of our friends working in an avant-garde health institution, through 7 entertaining stories!

    View the ad

    Download the poster

     This DVD won two awards in 2006 at the Deauville visual communications festival and at Entretiens de Bichat (a medical convention).

    Advice and recommendations, discussed in meetings, are given, such as the ten commandments for preventive care of foot complications.

    The foods included in the film on diet were used to create a card game for the workshop on diet.

      

    “Let’s play healthy eating” CARD game

    Designed based on 3 game rules, the initial goal of the game is to distinguish low-fat from high-fat foods or sweetened foods from non-sweetened foods. The players learn how to create a balanced meal and improve their knowledge about nutrition.

    The game is made up of 87 food cards identified with nutritional symbols, an unmarked board for positioning the cards, and an answer board and 24 question cards.

    Download the answer board with the food groups

     

    Would you like to order the DVD and/or the card GAME ? Print out and fill out the corresponding order sheet below.

    Patient / Private Individual order form

    Send it with your payment to Clinique Pasteur - Service communication - 45, avenue de Lombez BP 27617 - 31076 Toulouse cedex 3