This talk considers how people self-manage their diabetes, from diagnosis to being more experienced. People are diagnosed & live with a complex, demanding & relentless condition. A positive experience of healthcare encounters engenders people with diabetes to have really valued experiences & feel respected & heard. It is the individual themselves that manages their condition. Spoken & written words contribute to context – context creates meaning, so always using language that is appropriate and matters is a profound requirement. Diabetes can vary on a daily basis and acknowledgement and recognition of the emotional burden of living with diabetes helps builds bridges and promotes safe decision making in self-management.
Can diabetic foot problems be prevented?
What part do we play in assessing the foot, recognising risk and identifying problems?
How can we ensure appropriate management for those with greatest risk?
Who else needs to be involved?