UK PM Acknowledges diabetes specialist nurses

The National Health Service in UK (NHS) was founded 70 years ago on 7 July. In a speech on 18 June the UK Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May, (who has T1 diabetes) mentioned the support she received from diabetes nurse specialists.

"From life-saving treatment to managing a life-changing condition - whoever we are, whatever our means, we know the NHS is there for us when we need it.

It was there for me when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I will never forget the support - not just of my GP and consultants - but also the clinical nurse specialists attached to my local hospital. Their advice was critical: enabling me to adjust to the new treatment regime, to manage my condition, and minimise the impact it has on my life.

I would not be doing the job I am doing today without that support."

The full speech can be viewed here: