New Zoom Equipment for Diabetes Services for Northland

Posted on: 13/09/21

Funds donated by Lions Foundation via Health Fund PLUS and Northland Community Foundation to the Diabetes Service at Northland DHB have enabled Zoom/Telehealth capability in the Whangārei meeting room.

Like most of the world in 2020, our Diabetes Service became very adept at using Zoom to deliver Telehealth for children with Type 1 diabetes in their homes, helping a person with diabetes on an insulin pump make changes to their pump and even teaching patients how to use a meter or give insulin. The technology means the regional Diabetes Specialist Nursing teams in Dargaville, Bay of Islands, Hokianga and Kaitaia can access the weekly multi -disciplinary meetings to discuss complex patients with the wider team, which includes our Diabetes physicians, dietitian and