The Future of Diabetes Launch

Today we went to the Ty Hwyel House also known as the National Assembly for Wales, for the launch of the Diabetes UK Future of Diabetes report. The report is a culmination of research conducted over the last few months by the charity, gathering the opinions of 9,000 people living with diabetes to see what their priorities are for the future.

The Future of Diabetes Report

Reading the Future of Diabetes report, my interpretation of the key things that seemed to come up regularly in the qualitative style report were that more psychological support is required for people living with diabetes. I believe as things stand, a designated psychologist is available within the paediatric diabetes care team. However, currently not in the adult diabetes care team unless a referral to see one is requested. Secondly, but not any less important was access to diabetes technology devices such as insulin pumps, sensors and flash monitoring devices.

Minister for Health Vaughan Gething and Director Dai Williams

The event in the Assembly was opened by the Director of Diabetes UK Cymru Dai Williams and the new report was welcomed by the Minister for Health Vaughan Gething. It was well attended by people with diabetes, healthcare professionals and Ministers who all have a vested interested in the welfare of people with the condition, in Wales, and our futures.


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