What is care planning?
Care planning is a term used to describe the way care is organised and delivered. It involves people with diabetes working with those delivering their care to make joint decisions and agree how their diabetes will be managed. This creates an opportunity for you to feel more in control of your diabetes.
What is Year of Care?
Year of Care is based on introducing a care planning approach. It is about being involved in making decisions and individual choices about your care to help influence services in your local area. These in turn will help support you in managing your diabetes. These changes will happen over a period of time so you may not notice differences straight away.
This way of working is based on a project that took place at three places in England. People with diabetes have found this way of working very useful.
Some of the things they have said are:
• “I could focus on the important things for me and get help”
• “I know what I am going to be talking about”
• “We made some decisions together”
• “I prefer to have the results so I can see changes”