HEAL.med is a Not-For-Profit Social Enterprise in the form of a Community Interest Company which aims to bring innovative education to people who have had a lifechanging diagnosis in the form of diabetes, type 1 in particular.
We provide education and training to assist in managing this diagnosis to both hospitals and patients.
The Diabetes Education App is the flagship product of HEAL.med. Deapp (pronounced deep) is an education resource combining high quality teaching methods, physical toys, props and games and an app containing valuable educational content.
Lee Paxman Clarke
Lee Paxman-Clarke is a Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, with a background in design, product development, and higher education teaching. Lee gained a 1st class degree in BA Product Design at De Montfort University and also studied internationally at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG) Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany. Upon graduation he won the prestigious Royal Society of Arts Student Design Awards, additionally picking up the Petainer Award and was a winner in the ET Foundation Aluminum Extrusion Competition. The Design Council named Lee in a list of “Up and Coming” British designers as ‘Ones to Watch’ for the future. Lee co-founded HEAL.med CIC, a not-for-profit organization, with Sarah Lockwood-Lee and James Greening after working side-by-side with the team and helping to put the fun back into teaching with the Diabetes Education App.
Sarah Lockwood Lee
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Sarah Lockwood-Lee is a Co-founder of HEAL.med and its Head of Operations and Education. Sarah has worked for the Children’s hospital in Leicester for 24 years and works as a Deapp project Officer. She has been working closely with children, young adults and their families helping to deliver diabetes education in a fun and exciting way. She has been instrumental in the development of Deapp (diabetes education application) games and resources, providing training to health care professionals across the UK on the delivery of Deapp. Sarah is also the founder of the children’s diabetes choir, the Highs & Lows. She has been running this for children who have or live with someone who has type 1 diabetes in her own time for the past eight years. In 2019 Sarah was awarded a Caring at its best award from the University Hospital of Leicester as well as winning the QIC (Quality in Care) award for Outstanding Educator in Diabetes.
Meet the Team
Dr. James Greening, MBBS, MRCPCH, is the lead Children’s diabetes consultant at Leicester Royal Infirmary in the UK. He is also the clinical lead for research for the Children’s hospital in Leicester. He has looked after children with diabetes for 22 years working with colleagues. He trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital London and is now leading the academic and clinical unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary. It is a large unit and is very research active. It is from this standpoint that he and his team have developed the Deapp education program, combining their understanding of diabetes from both an academic and clinical point of view. James has lead the Deapp program over the last five years from its inception to now its successful launch in the UK, co-founding HEAL.med. He and his team are now excited to bring Deapp to the Friends for Life conference to share our experience.