Diabetes specialist nurse & young adults lead nurse,
West Hampshire Community Diabetes Service, Southern Health NHS trust
Kelly Carden, Diabetes specialist nurse & young adults lead nurse, West Hampshire community diabetes service. Kelly joined the West Hampshire community diabetes team in a development role.
Kelly lives with type 1 diabetes and recognises the importance of peer support. As a co-founder of Sugar Buddies, Hampshire peer support service, Kelly has been involved in facilitating peer group meet ups, peer led conferences and charity events including climbing Snowdon in 2018 with other health care professionals and people with diabetes.
Kelly has been involved with the Diabetes UK Transition ChangeLab and is now leading a new project, working alongside young adults, families and health care professionals to enhance experience’s and care pre, during and post transition into adult care.
In her spare time Kelly likes to be out on her bike, sometimes taking part in long distances challenges including Ride London 100mile for charity.