A Diabetes Wellbeing Hub client in their 50s with a history of diabetes, other medical conditions and smoking had appointments with the endocrinologist, dietitian, wellbeing coordinator and diabetes educator as well as being linked with Living Well and High Risk Foot Podiatry Services. Through joint consultations the dietitian and diabetes educator provided information on healthy eating, the importance of regular meals and timing of insulin injections, as well as the benefits of regular physical activity and sleep routine.
Support was provided to access free insulin pen needles through the National Diabetes Services Scheme.
The High Risk Foot podiatrist provided specialist management of the longstanding foot wound with wound debridement and tailored dressing regime. Our Living Well team worked with the client on reducing their smoking.
“All of you (Diabetes Wellbeing Hub service providers) cared about me, and I thought that if you care, then maybe I should care about my diabetes and I can do it.
This has made me feel like I can accomplish things. Who would have thought a few numbers (blood glucose levels) could make such a big difference to my mental health.”