"I feel quite worried and isolated"

About: Gartnavel General Hospital / Diabetes Clinic/Centre

(as the patient),

I have received a letter from Gatenavel advising me that my next appointment at the diabetes centre has been rearranged from early March to late August. This means that I will not have had a clinic appointment for 15 months. I have Type 1 diabetes and since having started using an insulin pump in 2013 I am very concerned at how infrequently I see a specialist doctor. To add to my concerns, the DSN whom I could contact for help or advice has now left and I have not been told of any other specialist nurse replacing her at Gartnavel. I agree with the note from AAG from four months ago that we seem to be the victims of staff shortages at Gatrnavel. I feel quite worried and isolated by the situation.

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