Diabettic get advice at Louth County Hospital

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Diabetics in Louth got the opportunity to find out more about their condition and how to treat it.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust organised an open afternoon to give people with diabetes, their families and carers the chance to ask questions and find out about the latest developments with diabetes treatment and care.

More than 30 patients and their family members attended the event which took place at Louth County Hospital.

Speakers at the event included Dr Sriraman, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist for ULHT, who spoke about secondary care services and the importance of monitoring blood pressure, cholesterol levels and kidney function.

Colette Gibney, Dietitian for the Trust spoke about diet recommendations and gave healthy eating advice. Pat Noakes, Diabetes Specialist Nurse, discussed hypoglycaemia, sick day rules and new DVLA driving regulations.

David Flunder, Lead Podiatrist, from LCHS gave advice on basic foot care and how to keep feet in good condition and Nick Adams, Pharmacist for ULHT, discussed new treatments available for Type 2 diabetes.

Speaking about the event Pat Noakes said: “The afternoon was such a success that we are planning to hold similar events in Mablethorpe and Market Rasen in the future.

“We received some great feedback from people on the day who commented on how helpful and valuable they found the event.”