It’s the very first blog post and I’m pretty excited about it! I’ve been talking for a long time about setting up a blog or a site as a place for people with an interest in diabetes psychology to find out more about what we do, and to publicise some of the exciting new developments in our field. Fresh off the exciting ride that was the @_diabetes101 account on Twitter, and still in the midst of a global pandemic, now seems as good a time as any to get things started.
Diabetes Psychology is one of the most underdeveloped areas of health psychology practice and research, despite diabetes being one of the most prevalent long-term conditions in the UK. What few diabetes psychology posts there are tend to be scattered and isolated, so I’m hoping that in time this site will help us stay connected as a community by publicising CPD events being a resource for those new in post or looking to update their practice.
This is new and uncharted territory for me, but then again so is most of the job for many of us in the NHS at the moment- here’s hoping that things go smoothly and we come out of the other end with new skills, more knowledge and continuing kindness.