Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) has been recognised as one of the top performing hospitals in the country for helping diabetic patients to successfully control their blood glucose levels.
“It can be difficult for some diabetes patients to keep tight control over their glucose levels,” says Dr Ali Chakera, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.
“Two years ago, we looked at the problem from the patients’ point of view, and developed a multi-specialist team who could offer holistic support to meet an individual’s specific needs.
“This approach gave us the opportunity to offer care in a highly coordinated and flexible way which could adapt over time as our patients’ needs changed.”
The team includes a wide range of specialists, from doctors, nurses and dieticians through to psychologists and foot care specialists, working with patients who have been referred from other departments within the hospital. Care is tailored to each individual’s requirements, helping them to self-manage their condition as much as possible.