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Glinys Johnson

Community Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton Foundation Trust

As one of our Clinical Champions, Glinys Johnson aims to reduce inequality of services for adults living with type 1 diabetes. Her experience of working in general practice and lacking confidence to support people living with diabetes has led to this project. Glinys will provide an accredited education programme for healthcare professionals in East Staffordshire. Participants will be required to make a pledge of how they aim to improve the care provided to people living with type 1 diabetes in their locality. Supporting these pledges and celebrating success will be fundamental to achieving the goal. This project will further develop relationships between primary and secondary care to achieve a more cohesive service for all adults living with a diagnosis of diabetes.

Background

Glinys is passionate about helping patients to improve their health. Her approach is holistic and this has helped patients improve their health. Glinys' focus on lifestyle interventions using the most up to date evidence and has seen many patients achieve remission of type 2 diabetes.

This year she completed 40 years as an RGN in the NHS and has a wealth of experience which has supported her current role in diabetes care.

Her energy and drive are a results of early morning swims and the many walks in the country. Glinys is also planning to put on a wet suit and swim outdoors.

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