Diabetes Care for You

Diabetes Care for You - Continuous Glucose Monitoring System Sensor and Sensor Pad Pack

Friends Grant of £1,618.00

Dr. Paul Grant, Consultant Physician Diabetes & Endocrinology

Clinical Lead – Diabetes Care For You


SCT DiabetesCareForYou


Diabetes Care for You is a Citywide community diabetes service led by Dr Paul Grant.

We visited the weekly team meeting at Moulescoomb Health Clinic to meet the team of consultants, diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and psychologists, all of whom specialise in care for people with diabetes. 

There are over 4,500 adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the Brighton & Hove and High Weald, Lewes and Havens area.  Managing their condition can be challenging for patients and have a serious impact on their quality of life, independence and overall health.  The continuous glucose monitoring system is used for diagnostic purposes and when worn for a few days can provide invaluable information about an individuals’ glucose control.  This detailed information allows clinicians to arrange a personalised care plan for specific patients. 

Dr Grant already has several patients lined up to use the device which is recommended by NICE guidance to assist with difficult to manage patients.  The Friends are delighted to fund such equipment for community services.  

More information at www.sussexcommunity.nhs.uk/services/servicedetails.htm?directoryID=16294





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Suzy and Sarah are the Administrative Team for the Friends charity.

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