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Adaptation training course for adults with Type 1 diabetes

The adaptation training course for persons with Type 1 diabetes is suitable for you, if

  • you have been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and you are over 20
  • you have received information about your illness from a healthcare provider and been referred to treatment, but you need additional, multidisciplinary support and guidance
  • your illness has led to secondary diabetic complications, or to an increased risk for such complications
  • you are interested in participating in face-to-face and online rehabilitation.

The course is also available in Swedish.

Use the course search to look up when courses are arranged

Use the search term ‘diabetes’. Please note, the service is in Finnish and Swedish only.

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Purpose of the course

The aim of the course is to provide support in the changed situation caused by the illness. You will also receive information and guidance to help you to continue living a life that is as full and meaningful as possible despite your illness. Rehabilitation is also a way of strengthening your resources and life management skills in order for you to be able to function as independently and actively as possible in your everyday life.

Content of the course and implementation

The rehabilitation is implemented as group rehabilitation taking each client’s individual goal and need for rehabilitation into consideration.

The course includes group discussions and working in small groups, a variety of activities as well as interviews, meetings and discussions with rehabilitation experts.

The rehabilitation is partly arranged on the service provider’s premises and partly in the form of telerehabilitation. If necessary, the service provider will lend you the device needed for you to be able to participate in telerehabilitation.

The rehabilitation is arranged on the service provider’s premises and it lasts 3 days. You can stay overnight at the place of the rehabilitation or travel there from home each day.

The telerehabilitation part of the course is implemented over a period of 8 weeks:

  • as real-time videoconferencing in which a close relative of yours may participate
  • as online rehabilitation at a time suitable to you
  • as days of telecommunication which include videoconferencing and online rehabilitation. For the days of telerehabilitation, you can also apply for rehabilitation allowance from Kela.

The service provider contacts you before and after the rehabilitation.

Course personnel

The course is implemented by the following experts:

  • specialist in internal medicine or endocrinology or other specialist with special competence in diabetes treatment
  • diabetes nurse
  • nutritional therapist
  • psychologist.

Depending on your individual needs, other rehabilitation professionals and assisting personnel may also take part.

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How to apply

Last modified 19/6/2023

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