Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Transition,
Young People’s Diabetes Service (YPDS), Poole Hospital Foundation Trust
Jo Dalton is trained as both an adult and paediatric nurse and has specialised in diabetes for over 20 years. With her husband’s job as a Church of England vicar and then an Army Padre she has moved around the UK a lot and worked in many different hospitals and diabetes services, including working in British Forces Germany for 5 years.
She has helped to write 2 NICE Guidelines and Quality Standards for Children and Young People’s Diabetes Services and multiple articles on different aspects of diabetes care.
Jo has had type 1 diabetes for over 30 years and wears an insulin pump and glucose sensor. She has been to many different diabetes clinics over the years as a patient and a member of staff and so has met and worked with some really positive role models. Jo and her husband have a grown up son and she enjoys travelling around the world, reading and she sings in a Military Wives Choir. She has a rather large garden which seems to grow more weeds than is entirely necessary, but gardening keeps her out of mischief most of the time when she’s not at work!