Adele Holcombe, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian / Practitioner, North East Essex Diabetes Service

Adele Holcombe Specialist Diabetes Dietitian / Practitioner working for North East Essex Diabetes Service since 2012. Qualified as a Registered Dietitian in 2007 from the University of Surrey, gained a broad experience in all areas of dietetics, mainly oncology, stroke and artificial nutrition support; however following an interest in public health and obesity moved into diabetes in 2010.

Clinical interests include diabetes in young people/ transition, improving access to new technologies/ virtual clinics and structured education for type 1 & 2 diabetes. My Current job role involves being lead clinician for the insulin pump service and working to improve outcomes and empower pump users, this has included developing an insulin pump database to help track patient consumable ordering, quality of life and clinical progress- this was shortlisted as a QiC finalist in 2015. Also regular teaching on the advanced management of diabetes course at the University of Essex, Antenatal clinics, delivering DAFNE, DESMOND, XPERT and regular local patient education programmes.

I take a leading role in service improvement projects for people with diabetes and local Audit. Current projects include working in association with the National Diabetes Prevention Programme and Essex County Council public health and wellbeing team to improve local pathways and health professional knowledge and access to these as well as developing new initiatives for those with existing diabetes. And recently involved with the joint development of a new education programme for type 2 insulin users.

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