Lesson

1. Consultation Videos – Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolic Syndrome

The following videos demonstrate how relevant information may be communicated within a short consultation. The language is intentionally in ‘layman’s ‘ terms whilst still including some scientific terms to begin to educate the patient. The videos vary in length, from several minutes to up to ten minutes. The knowledge requirements of each patient will be unique and the topics relevant to each patient can be selected according to their needs and time restraints and more topics covered over several consultations.

Transcripts of each video are provided that you could use as a basis for content if you are preparing group programmes. Many GP practices, given time restraints within an individual consultation, are giving some but minimal guidance within the consultation and then referring the patients to practice run group sessions. This has proved a very effective way of educating and empowering patients in healthy eating for both preventative healthcare and disease management.