Adele qualified as a Registered Dietitian from the University of Surrey in 2007 gained a broad experience in all areas of dietetics, mainly oncology, stroke and artificial nutrition support. However following an interest in public health and behaviour change chose to specialise in diabetes in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since! Diabetes experience includes antenatal, insulin pumps, technology, exercise, young persons & transition clinics and facilitating DAFNE, DESMOND structured education sessions.
Current role involves driving the NEEDS team forwards in innovative ways to continue improving outcomes and empowering people living with diabetes in North East Essex, upskilling of healthcare professionals in the local health pathways, teaching on the advanced management of diabetes course at the University of Essex and managing a multidisciplinary team of Specialist nurses, pharmacist, dietitians, podiatrists, mental health nurse and HCAs. Adele takes a leading role in service improvement projects and local audit. Projects include the redesign of the diabetes mental health pathways in NEE in collaboration with the local IAPT team, co-development of ‘CLIMB type 2 diabetes education’(Carbohydrates, Lifestyle, Insulin Management and beyond!) and participation in real world studies around new insulins and injection site techniques. Returning as a QiC judge for fourth year.