Deborah Foote

Deb has been working as a clinical dietitian for almost 40 years, predominantly specialising in diabetes. Her early career included being part of the team to set up a paediatric diabetes clinic at the Mater Hospital Newcastle followed by 8 years in paediatrics at The Children’s Hospital, Camperdown where she worked in diabetes as well as many other sub-specialities.

Deb has been the Senior Diabetes Dietitian at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital since 1995. She is particularly interested in intensive management of type 1 diabetes including carbohydrate counting, insulin adjustments, pumps and glucose monitoring, and diabetes in pregnancy. She has seen a substantial growth in the numbers of women with type 1 diabetes attending for antenatal care. Additional to a busy clinical practice Deb is active in health professional education and research.


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