Touchstone is delivering a structured education programme to people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and those already living with the condition. The course is written by an NHS diabetic dietician and nutritionist (Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust) and has been specifically adapted for South Asian Punjabi and Urdu speaking communities. It will incorporate healthy eating and meal adaptations for the South Asian diet.
The course is named: SADEE SMILE (which means “our smile”) and aims to improve levels and understanding of self management of diabetes within these communities.
Courses will take place in the localities of Harehills, Chapeltown, Beeston and Gipton.
The first course begins in Chapeltown on Monday 13th July.

8 week course structure:

Week 1: Diabetes knowledge, understanding health and wellbeing, confidence around self management.
Week 2: Healthy eating, Eat Well Plate (adapted for diet), portion size.
Week 3: Issues around living with diabetes. Nurse led session on medication
Week 4: Recap knowledge. Smoking and alcohol. Recipe adaptation.
Weeks 5-8: Cook and eat sessions. Meal and recipe adaptation for the South Asian diet

Get in touch:

To find out more or to make a referral, please contact Amrit Kaur via email: or call 0113 248 4880/07823 448 429 and leave a message.

Download information:

Sadee Smile Poster
Dates of all courses (July 2015 to March 2016)