Wrexham Young Adult Diabetes Service – Getting Our Heads around Diabetes

Summary

The Wrexham young adult diabetes service aims to provide the best possible quality of care to young adults living with diabetes in North East Wales. Building on previous success in developing innovative models of transition, the team began an 18-month pilot project to make effective use of temporary clinical psychology provision for the service. Aware that young adults are often challenging, high-risk and difficult to engage, the service adopted a fully-integrated model for psychologist involvement. It actively sought individuals experiencing psychological distress via in-clinic screening. Staff and service user surveys indicated that the project was well received, and emergency care admissions reduced. By treating emotional and physical wellbeing equally, young adults can be better supported to live well with diabetes, in turn reducing demand on services.

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QiC Diabetes Winner 2019
Mind and Body Healthy Together – Emotional Wellbeing Programmes for People with Diabetes – Children, Young People, and Emerging Adults
Wrexham Young Adult Diabetes Service – Getting Our Heads around Diabetes
by Wrexham Maelor Hospital (Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board)


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