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Donation given to George Eliot Hospital diabetes team in honour of patient

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Rose, who has been called a very special patient by the team, was a keen advocate of diabetes care.

In honour of the memory of a patient the diabetes team at the George Eliot Hospital have been given a generous donation which will help train and improve the service given to patients

Tim and Alison Blackburn have donated diabetes training devices in honour of their late mother and mother-in-law, Rose, who was a long-standing patient with the service, managing her own type 1 diabetes for over 60 years.

Rose, who has been called a very special patient by the team, was a keen advocate of diabetes care and she would often talk to the student doctors about how things had changed over the years.

When Rose passed away her family asked loved ones attending her funeral to donate towards the diabetes centre.

They then purchased an educational resource called “Boozed and confused night time goggles” to use in our young adult diabetes clinics. These will help stimulate discussions about managing their diabetes with alcohol and driving in a fun way.

Dr Sukamar, who runs the young person diabetes clinic said “We would like to say a big thank you to Rose’s family for their kind donation to our service. The Goggles will provide a vital training resource.”

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