Diabetes Zone

Programme

17 March 2020

8:45 AM -
9:30 AM

This talk will seek to promote understanding of the impact of diagnosis of type 2 diabetes on individuals. To consider the effect of the diagnosis and the language used at that time and thereafter in contact with people with diabetes. Diabetes prevention strategies is also explored. Person centred goal setting in partnership is key in diabetes care, to promote understanding, increase knowledge and skills and also explore bet treatment options on an individual basis. To realise the potential for effective partnership working and practice, engagement and using language that’s matters is key.

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?

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.

This talk considers how people manage living with multiple health concerns. Increasing co-morbidities require complex care and multi-disciplinary approaches need enablement. Finding ‘common ground’ with people helps to promote acceptance, and the language and approaches used by practitioners is fundamental in the emotional response of people experiencing diabetes and its co-morbidities.

Diabetes related distress can underpin personal experience and inhibit decision making, this needs recognition and acknowledgement. Safety netting and exploring consequences for practice in consultations helps people to feel supported and enabled in living with co-morbidities.