Outstanding Educator in Diabetes

WINNER

Dr Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas has been nominated for her willingness to go above and beyond in supporting and educating people living with diabetes (PWD). She has done this though the her voluntary work with the Diabetes 101 team (which was set up in response to the COVID pandemic) and the DSN Forum UK. Her strong social media presence has been used to reach out and help people living with diabetes when they have asked, to help translate the complex eye screening and eye clinic letters that often cause anxiety and fear into a patient friendly language. Becky has also designed many diabetes related retinopathy infographics and also in relation to COVID-19 and the restart of screening and what this means for PWD. She also designed and presented at the Diabetes 101 downloaded conference which was specifically for PWD. Her talk was titled “The Eyes Have it” and it focused on demystifying the letters and numbers on eye screening results letters into an understandable format. She also explained the data around retinopathy to help PWD to understand more about the risks and the screening journey that PWD undertake. Becky does a lot of this extra work in her own time voluntarily.


WINNER

Sally Woolgar

Sally Woolgar has worked in adult type 1 diabetes for over 20 years, the last seven as the lead trainer for the national DAFNE team, making a prolonged and significant contribution to patient care. Over the last 15 months Sally has led on the creation, piloting and refinement of a remote and online patient course and associated HCP training. Her work has ensured that patient and HCPs can continue to access DAFNE training and importantly enabled seven new DAFNE centres to be trained during the pandemic, further increasing access to DAFNE courses for patients



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  • 2021 KEY DATES
  • Open for entry:
    Tuesday 20 April 2021
  • Extended Entry Deadline:
    Monday 12 July 2021
  • Judging day:
    Tuesday 7 September 2021
  • Awards ceremony:
    Thursday 14 October 2021