- Every Wednesday afternoon in the Children's Resource Centre, Consultant led one-stop multi-professional clinics
This clinic is run by a Consultant, a Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist and a Paediatric Dietitian to measure how well a person's diabetes is being controlled. Height, weight, blood pressure and HBA1C are monitored plus injection sites. These clinics look at how the diabetes is being managed, offer any support and advice and provide an opportunity to ask any questions. Patients typically attend this clinic every three to six months.
- Annual review clinics are the third Monday of every month in the Children's Resource Centre
- Our annual review clinics are run by a Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Paediatric /dietician and retinal photographer under the direct supervision of the Consultant Paediatrician. At each clinic patients have their blood and urine screened and feet are checked for diabetic foot. This in an annual appointment lasting 1.5 hours.
- Transitional clinics are four times a year on a Thursday afternoon in the Adult Diabetes Centre. This clinic is for adolescents (between the ages of 16-18 years) who will be leaving paediatric care and transferring to adult care. During their first appointment, patients are seen by a Paediatric Consultant, and an adult diabetic nurse or Consultant Adult Diabetologist and a Paediatric Nurse Specialist.
Community services are provided by our Paediatric Specialist Nurses to provide a five-day community based service to children and adolescents, who have recently been discharged from our Paediatric Ward or require ongoing support or education at home. The team specialise in diabetes and childhood constipation to provide care largely at home.
To contact the Children’s Resource Centre please call 01322 428232.
A additional way for our young patients and their families to manage their type 1 diabetes has been launched by our wonderful paediatric diabetes team. They have introduced "DigiBete" which helps our families with contacting the team, appointment reminders, emergency contacts and healthy eating tips to name just a few. This app is available for our children's diabetes service only. All parents need to do is download the app, from the app store and contact the team for their personalised log in code.