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Sheena Macdonald


Sheena MacDonald – Specialist Diabetes Dietician, NHS Dumfries and Galloway

Sheena MacDonald is a Specialist Dietician at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary working with the diabetes and weight management teams. She is an experienced diabetes educator delivering both Desmond and Dafne structured education programmes. She was involved in the national research trial on Relative Effectiveness of Pumps Over MDI and Structured Education (REPOSE) delivering 6 courses across Dumfries and Galloway. Following this Sheena was instrumental in the development and implementation of a local insulin pump service. To raise awareness of the pump service Sheena submitted posters to the NHS Scotland event 2014/2015 on efficiency and effectiveness. To her surprise, both posters were awarded highly commended and finalist respectively.

Her goals are to ensure all people in the region have access to diabetes education with emphasis in improving the structure of care and education provided at diagnosis. Sheena feels it is important that all people requiring basal bolus insulin regimes are given carbohydrate counting awareness and skills to adjust insulin accordingly. She is keen to look at improving screening by looking at current services and how these can become integrated to provide good quality diabetes care. Overall, she is passionate that people with diabetes have access to quality diabetes care and treatment.

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