The original founding co-chairs of TREND Diabetes are experienced Nurse Consultants, working in a variety of settings and closely involved with most of the organisations representing nurses and other healthcare professionals working in diabetes. These include the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD), Diabetes UK, Diabetes Inpatient Nurse Group (DISN), Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS-IP) and Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS).
TREND Diabetes has a core committee of two co-chairs who share a wealth of experience encompassing primary, intermediate and secondary care working. TREND Diabetes is supported by two associates with expertise in practice nursing and specialist in-patient diabetes nursing and a group of advisors representing in-patient nursing, district nursing and diabetes nursing within England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The committee includes nursing representatives from a variety of working backgrounds to truly be a voice to represent all nurses working in diabetes care.
TREND Diabetes recognises the importance of excellent physical care but also the importance of excellent psychological care so we have a Psychologist advisor as part of our committee.