I am currently working as a district nurse in my city, where I manage the care of people with health conditions and disabilities. Particularly diabetic patients who experience difficulties in drawing up and administering the insulin on their own.
Besides the practical aspect, an important component of my job consists in teaching the patients what they need to know about their disease, diet, treatment, medication regimens, and self-care.
A crucial part of the self-management care is nutrition: in fact, they need to know how foods affect their blood sugar levels, learn about carbohydrate counting and portion sizes and how to make every meal well-balanced.
My work experience has helped me to develop valuable skills, such as good communication, problem-solving, critical analysis and the ability to work independently to a high standard.
I am keen to study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster, because it is one of the fiew courses that is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register at the same time. Since the term ‘nutritionist’ is not legally protected, I believe it is crucial to provide only evidence-based information and abide by a strict code of ethics when it comes to give nutrition advice.
Another thing which attracts me to University name is the excellent employment rate of your Marketing graduates.