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Offline everydayupsanddowns

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Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« on: 03 August 2015, 12:26:36 PM »
I have been made aware of a vacancy on a National Diabetes Audit committee to improve diabetes care in pregnancy in England and Wales.

They are looking for 'lay' (non-medical) member who has diabetes and has had a baby in the last 5 years, to give a grass-roots viewpoint on the current state of pregnancy care from a patient perspective. Travel and other reasonable expenses (eg accommodation if necessary) would be paid and no medical qualifications are required.

If you'd like to apply (they are extending the deadlines by a week or two to get extra applicants) or want to find out more take a look here:
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Campaigning/Diabetes-Voices/Take-Action/If-you-have-a-bit-more-time/NDA-Pregnancy-/

Having been a lay member on a similar committee (NICE type 1 diabetes adults update), I would thoroughly recommend the experience. Really interesting and an opportunity to make a positive difference to diabetes care.
Mike

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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #1 on: 03 August 2015, 11:05:47 PM »
Mike

I think you might copy this into the preggie section.  Might get more attention there... or  I could email some of the ladies, the prob is that most ladies who have small kids will be too busy... or I can disseminate it on FB.
Patti


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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #2 on: 04 August 2015, 11:14:24 AM »
Happy for it to move, but wondered whether it might even get more visibility here? Difficult to know really, but I'll stick it in preg.

Feel free to spread the word on FB - I have on the eduad page here: https://www.facebook.com/everydayupsanddowns
Mike

Type 1 since: 1991 Last HBA1c: 45 (6.3%)  Total Chol 5.0 (1.9HDL / 2.8LDL / Trigs 0.7)
Pumping NovoRapid in a MiniMed 640G
Blogging at: www.everydayupsanddowns.co.uk

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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #3 on: 04 August 2015, 02:19:00 PM »
It was just that I knew that some of the preggie ladies never came into the main forum.  I have shared it on my FB page too
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #4 on: 04 August 2015, 09:08:58 PM »
Well that might be good. May be a bit late to apply now though as the closing date was yesterday.
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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #5 on: 04 August 2015, 11:30:38 PM »
Mike said that they have extended the deadlines V.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #6 on: 06 August 2015, 10:46:00 AM »
This is something im definitely interested in.  Off to fill out the form.
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hbA1c on diagnosis: 128 mmol/mol or 13.8%
6/12: 60 mmol/mol or 7.8%, 
10/12: 6.6%, 03/12: 6.5% Cholesterol: 4.16 (HDL:0.88, LDL: 2.6, 3G's: 1.56)
10/14: 5.6%
02/16: 7.5%
02/16
6/13: 6.6%
4/14@:5.7%

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Re: Improve diabetes care in pregnancy - Vacancy
« Reply #7 on: 06 August 2015, 01:15:15 PM »
Good luck - let us know what happens Feejee
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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