Diabetes Specialist Dietitian - Type 1 Diabetes - DAFNE, BERTIE, Pump, Carbohydrate Counting
My principle area of specialism is in Diabetes, having been practicing as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian within the NHS for the almost 10 years.
Certified DAFNE educator (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) with specialist skills in training patients with Type 1 Diabetes how to carbohydrate count and adjust their own insulin doses according to DAFNE principles.
Certified BERTIE educator, a program similar to DAFNE.
Trained Insulin Pump educator.
Certified DESMOND educator for Type 2 Diabetes
I have vast experience working both with groups and on a one-to-one level with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients including patients on insulin pump therapy and patients with diabetes in pregnancy.
I work with Type 1 patients one-to-one in clinic and in Carbohydrate Counting groups, to help them develop knowledge and skills in carbohydrate counting to improved self-management
As a "DESMOND" educator I am trained and experienced in delivering standardised initial education to Newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes patients.
I am passionate about empowering patients with Type 2 Diabetes to self manage through knowledge of healthy eating and portion control, as well as to achieve all-important weight loss for long term health protection.
I provide one-to-one and group education sessions in "Carbohydrate Awareness" to help patients with Type 2 Diabetes - diet, tablet or insulin controlled - take better control of their diabetes.