Diabetes is a long-term condition caused by too much glucose, a type of sugar, in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.
In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 3.5 million people, although it is thought that at least half-a-million more people have the condition but are not aware of it. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2 diabetes. For more information about Diabetes, please see the NHS Website page.
Diabetes Specialist Team
The team includes consultants, diabetes nurses, podiatrists, eye screeners and dietitians working in close liaison with the local GP’s and community diabetes nursing team.
We run the following clinics about diabetes;
- Insulin pump clinic (supporting those using standalone insulin pump therapy and those using both insulin pump and continuous blood glucose (CGM) or intermittently scanned CGM monitoring systems in conjunction)
- Diabetes foot ulcer clinic
- Diabetes antenatal clinic (supporting pregnant ladies with type 1 diabetes using CGM or intermittently scanned CGM systems)
- Complex diabetes complications clinic
- Diabetes urgent access clinic
Diabetes Nursing Team
The diabetes specialist nursing (DSN) team plays a key role in providing patient support and education. They also support staff and aim to deliver improving care standards. They also liaise with other health care professionals when required.