THE outlook was bleak for Laura Cleverly when she wasn’t controlling her diabetes.
She suffers from Type 1 diabetes, but was regularly missing appointments and not getting the vital information she needed to help live her life with the condition.
But this changed when her path crossed with Dr Partha Kar, a diabetic consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.
The 26-year-old of Whiteley, said: ‘Last year I was on a complete downward spiral when it came to my diabetes and I saw no way out.
‘For me it was the end and nobody could change that.
‘If I hadn’t met Dr Kar then I am quite sure that I would not be speaking about this now.’
Together the pair have created a Facebook group and Twitter account to raise the profile of Type 1 diabetes.
It is hoped to engage younger people to come forward and make sure they are looking after themselves.
‘His enthusiasm and passion for diabetes and the commitment to his patients inspired me to pull myself back,’ added Laura.
‘I honestly feel that I owe him my life and there are no words to thank him enough.
‘He is completely dedicated to all of his patients and I know that he will be there for me every minute of the day if I need him.
‘He has arranged many appointments for me, replied to every email, phone call and text.
‘He has seen me at the drop of a hat and he deserves recognition for his hard work and dedication.’
And that’s why Laura has put the doctor up for an award.
She has nominated him for Hospital Doctor of the Year in this year’s Best of Health Awards 2012.
This year’s awards night, backed by Wave 105, takes place on Friday, September 21 at the Portsmouth Guildhall and will be hosted by Fred Dinenage. But time is running out to get your nominations in.
To make sure your health hero is in with a chance, you have to nominate them.
Categories range from Hospital Nurse of the Year, to Dental Practice of the Year and Pharmacy of the Year.
To nominate all you have to do is fill in the nominate form and return it back to us by June 25.