Partnership working with people with diabetes and co-morbidities – doing this well

14:10 - 15:10

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.

Dr Anne Phillips, Associate Professor in Diabetes Care, National Teaching Fellow & Queens Nurse, Birmingham City University