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New Diabetes service for students

Poole Hospital has launched a new service offering additional support for students with diabetes as they prepare for the examination season.

The new service is provided by the diabetes centre at the hospital with specialist trained nurses running clinics every week at the North Road campus at Poole College.

The facility is provided by the Young People’s Diabetes Service, based at the diabetes centre at Poole Hospital. This service is designed to support young adults by developing their confidence and skills whilst taking greater responsibility for positive self-care ideas and strategies for their own diabetes and managing it safely and effectively.

Diabetes for students

Jo Dalton, diabetes transition nurse specialist at the diabetes centre, said: “We understand that for students dealing with diabetes can be very demanding and stressful, especially when they are preparing for exams.”

“This new initiative will offer them the opportunity to have our support and advice during their time at college whilst still under the care of our transition service.”

Christina Crabb, college nurse at Bournemouth and Poole College, said: “We are delighted to provide the facilities for this innovative service for our students with diabetes. Welcoming this clinic is a great example of the importance we place on ensuring that we provide efficient and high quality health care support for our students.”

Adam Eaton, an illustration student, is one of the first to benefit have treatment as part of the new service said: “This new service has been a godsend. The nurses from Poole Hospital have taken time to develop my confidence in taking greater responsibility for managing my own diabetes as well as giving me useful tips ahead of my exams.”

Those interested in finding out more about this service can contact the team at yps.diabetes@poole.nhs.uk

10 February 2016

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