Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge
I am currently involved in the diabetic foot clinic where I work and see many diabetic patients in my prosthetic clinics. I wanted to further develop my knowledge in this area so that I could improve the service I provide. I decided to undertake a MSc Diabetes as a distance learning course. My Company allow me study leave to attend the week blocks and the OETT contribute to the funding of my modules. I have now completed the first of my three years and already I have broadened my knowledge of diabetes. Studying with people involved in various aspects of diabetes care from all over the world allows me to gain from their experience but also pass on information about our profession. I have found myself reflecting on my own practice and been able to get involved in the development of the clinic using the information I have gained. I am also able to pass on my knowledge to the students and colleagues in my department by presenting some of my papers written throughout the year. I look forward to next year when I will be looking into management of the diabetic clinics and preparing to do my own research.