Feltman is a teaching tool that can be used by health professionals to help explain what happens in the body of someone who has diabetes.
The resource is a life size felt mat, in the shape of a human body and shows the systems and organs relating to diabetes. Feltman can be hung up (for example on a white board) or laid down on a flat surface.
Feltman can be used with individuals and community groups, as a one-way demonstration or as a two-way interactive workshop. Feltman can be used to explain:
What is diabetes?
What are the risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes?
What are some of the complications of diabetes?
How can people with diabetes manage the condition?
How can people at risk prevent type 2 diabetes?
Feltman comes with a DVD, a hard copy manual and discussion cards to assist those using the resource, and to complement the information given by the Aboriginal Health Worker during the session.
Diabetes WA can:
loan out the Feltman resource to health professionals
provide a comprehensive training session on using Feltman to Aboriginal Medical Services/Aboriginal Health Services free of charge
support health professionals who are trained to deliver Feltman
This website, and many of the projects featured, are initiatives of Diabetes WA and are proudly funded by the Australian Government Department of Health.
Please be advised that this website may contain names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.