About GPSI Diabetes
Dr Janet Titchener introduced New Zealand to a cutting edge approach to diabetes management when she opened GPSI Diabetes in Hawke's Bay. That was over 15 years ago. Today, this cutting edge approach, known as patient-centered care is recognised by experts as an essential component of diabetes care if good clinical outcomes are to be achieved. GPSI Diabetes is the only provider in New Zealand to provide a truly patient centered approach to diabetes care and not surprisingly, is now providing care to people all over New Zealand and overseas.
At the time a person is diagnosed with diabetes, they are generally given a set of instructions which they are expected to follow - "you need to lose weight", "you should take insulin", "you should exercise". In other words they are expecting a person to change their lifestyle and life choices so they fit into a prescribed diabetes management regime.
At GPSI Diabetes we recognise each person is a unique individual with their own set of beliefs and priorities about their life, and that management success will not occur if treatments being selected do not suit the patient’s unique life situations and/or cultural and personal beliefs. There are many different ways to manage diabetes and we believe that if you are provided with information about all of these choices, then you will be able to select the management regime that is going to suit you and your life the best. In other words, it is quite possible for you to fit your diabetes into your life as opposed to fitting your life into diabetes.
GPSI Diabetes is also unique in that it provides care for all types of diabetes and for all ages - paediatrics to adulthood. Trained as a Primary Care Physician, Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (AADE) and with a Masters in Psychology, Dr Janet provides specialist diabetes care against a background holistic approach. Her philosophy is to "do myself out of business" by empowering each individual with the knowledge to independently self-manage their own diabetes.
With rooms in Havelock North (Hawkes Bay) and Auckland, our friendly professional team aims to provide you with information to understand your particular type of diabetes and involve you in the medical decision-making
GPSI Diabetes believes empowering patients will change health care systems around the world - and that this can only be achieved by using a patient centered approach. Click HERE to find out more about patient centered care and what receiving this care would mean for you.