Diabetes care

Rochford Rotary donates special equipment to diabetes ward in Rochford


Graham Jackson, who was President of the Rotary Club of Rochford for 2015-2016, chose to use some of the funds raised by the Club in his year for educational equipment used in connection with the treatment of diabetes.  He selected Diabetes UK, but specifically wanted the money to be used locally.
Graham’s wife has had type 1 diabetes since 1981 and she benefited from the DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) course run by Kim Parsons, the Diabetes Service Team Leader. 

The equipment donated will be used in the educational courses for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics and consists of:
•      A Deluxe Occluded Artery model
•      Diabetic Exchange Faux foods Package
•      A1c Levels: An inside Look Model Set
•      A Scanner
•      8 No Hypo box Hypoglycaemia kits
The above photograph shows  Graham with the Diabetes Service Team.

 (Left to righ), Kim Parsons, Team Leader, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Emma Day and Avalene Burke and Diabetes Specialist Dietician, Marita Neville.   

BACKGROUND from Kim parsons
Diabetes is the fastest-growing health threat facing our nation. Over three million people are living with diabetes in England. If their condition is well managed they can live long, fulfilling lives.

The donation of equipment received from the Rochford Rotary Club will enhance those education programmes.  By having visual aids, this makes learning fun and more memorable for the participant.ducation programmes are designed to facilitate autonomy, competency and confidence in the self-management of Diabetes.
The feedback we receive from people who attend our education programmes is very positive.