A new company offering a range of diabetes services has been set up in Presto, Lancashire, to help improve the level of care people with diabetes – particularly elderly diabetic patients – receive.
Diabetes Complete Care UK has been launched by Maureen Chadwick, who has nearly four decades of NHS diabetes nursing experience behind her and once held the position of being the only Hypoglycaemic Research Nurse in the UK for Professor Jiten Vora at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Whilst working as a diabetes specialist nurse within a GP practice, Maureen identified the large difference between primary care services and those for older diabetes patients who are either living in nursing/care homes or housebound and “often forgotten”.
Diabetes Complete Care aims to bridge this gap by allowing local GPs and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to utilise its various services, which include one-to-one patient advice and planning/overseeing multimillion pound diabetes care strategies.
“Diabetes is the UK’s health ticking time-bomb – Diabetes Complete Care UK can help to defuse it,” said Mauree, who became one of only 30 Diabetes Nurse Consultants in the UK during her time in the NHS.
“When carefully managed, diabetes need not define you and Diabetes Complete Care UK believes this. Our focus is about putting the management of diabetes care back into the hands of those living with the condition. This does not necessarily mean just for patients but also making sure support is there for main carers of the vulnerable.”
The company says it will identify patients unable to attend for long term diabetes screening and visit them at their homes, and will also help reduce the cost of unscheduled care by implementing quality care and assessments.

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