Ex-nurse Janet has managed her type 1 diabetes for over 30 years but a more recent diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) saw her look for new tools and techniques to cope.
A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes led to depression for Paul but the Expert Patient Programme not only improved his general health and increased his confidence but also led to him volunteering, to help others.
A pit accident led to conditions including fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, hypertension and breathing problems for Chris. He also has Asperger’s (autism) and says that EPP has changed.
Lynn found our service invaluable when dealing with her thyroid problems and diabetes. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer she drew on her knowledge to get her through the treatment.
Tonsil cancer didn’t stop Paul from leading an active life; he’s just had to redefine the way he does it. Expert Patient Programme gave him additional tools to cope with the challenges his treatment brought.
Even as a retired NHS consultant, Krishna found that the Expert Patient Programme had a lot to teach her. It has helped with the management of her musculoskeletal issues and arthritis; especially around medication.
Having coped with her son’s illness Gina was diagnosed with clinical depression. Expert Patient Programme has helped her rediscover a passion for life alongside new hobbies, skills and abilities.
Two heart attacks shocked vicar Paul and led to anxiety and a lack of confidence. Expert Patient Programme bought back that confidence and a spark for life, alongside the desire to help other people.
A back injury led to a series of problems including weight gain, alongside angina and diabetes. Len lost interest in hobbies and felt socially isolated. But through health coaching and encouragement Len learnt better ways to communicate with health professionals, changed his medication and discovered …