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15 Healthcare Essentials - Northern Ireland

If you are struggling to get all 15 healthcare essentials - care planning can help

Care planning is about you and your healthcare professional working together to identify any problems, agree priorities, set goals and make sure you get all of the care you need.

Everyone with diabetes is entitled care planning appointments with their healthcare team as part of their ongoing diabetes care.

Diabetes, whether Type 1 or Type 2, can seem overwhelming so this is a convenient list which empowers people living with diabetes to know what to expect and, importantly, what to ask. This is to make managing your diabetes easier so why not bring the 15 Healthcare Essentials to each of your check-ups and work with your healthcare provider to meet expectations about your healthcare.

Diabetes UK Northern Ireland would like to hear from you if you have any thoughts about the 15 Healthcare Essentials which highlight the minimum level of healthcare everyone with diabetes should receive. The checklist is available to download on this page or you can view the list online on the15 healthcare essentials page.

You can contactShakheera.Ross@diabetes.org.ukto share your thoughts and experience concerning the 15 Healthcare Essentials. We hope to remind everyone with our on-going campaign to arm people living with diabetes and those providing healthcare with the 15 core pieces to managing diabetes successfully.

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