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Adaptation training course for adults with metabolic syndrome (MBO) and Type 2 diabetes

The adaptation training course for adults with metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes is suitable for you, if

  • you are over 18 and you have been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes
  • you are overweight (a BMI over 30) and you have not managed to loose weight
  • you are on diabetes medication
  • you are on medication for dyslipidaemia or your fat levels are high
  • you are interested in participating in face-to-face and online rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is arranged for the following target groups:

  • persons under 68
  • persons over 68

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 disease. You will also receive information and guidance to help you carry on 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 participating 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 is implemented over a period of 12 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 and between the rehabilitation periods.

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
  • physiotherapist or exercise instructor.

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

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Last modified 19/6/2023

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