The principal aim of the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust is to support patients who are living with diabetes. This support is provided in many different ways.
A range of educational resources has been developed for patients to help them manage their diabetes from day to day. This includes a free patient information pack, designed for people who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, which is available to all patients in the Kent and Medway area.
Funding for special equipment, holidays for children and families organised by Diabetes UK and patient support groups is also provided by the Trust.
Requests for financial support for patients are usually referred to the Trust by the patient’s healthcare team (for example GP, diabetic specialist nurse, podiatrist or paediatric dietician).
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The Trust also funds the trial of new technologies that have the potential to improve patient care.
Read more about the projects the Paula Carr Diabetes Trust is involved in: