At Cromwell Medical Centre we have a strong focus on the management of chronic conditions, particularly diabetes.
Our Nurse Practitioner Joanne Dowling-Smith regularly reviews her caseload of patients who have diabetes, in collaboration with diabetes nurse specialist for Central Otago, Sharon Sandilands. Joanne holds a Master of Nursing and has completed her qualification as a prescribing nurse practitioner.
This free service offers diabetes checks and individualised advice to patients and families regarding:
- Type 1, Type 2 and pre diabetes
- Lifestyle – including teaching presentation and resources
- Management of diabetes and prevention of complications
- Insulin initiation (if necessary)
And referral to other services as necessary.