Debbie began working in diabetes nursing in 1990 where she developed the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service in Hull.
In 2005, she moved south to take up the post of Nurse Consultant – Diabetes. She now works for Medicus Health Partners, with a population of 95,000 patients on their register, leading on diabetes care. Debbie has published over a hundred and thirty papers both in the UK and internationally, She is on the Editorial Board of The Diabetes Times. Debbie is Chair of Injection Technique Matters – Best Practice in Diabetes Nursing which aims to improve outcomes for people with diabetes who inject.