At Cromwell Medical Centre we have a strong focus on the management of chronic conditions, particularly diabetes.
Joanne Dowling-Smith runs fortnightly diabetes clinics on a Thursday afternoon. Once a month she is joined by Sharon Sandilands the diabetes nurse specialist for Central Otago.
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.
Joanne holds a Master of Nursing and is completing the final steps to becoming a prescribing nurse practitioner.