A diabetes patient

Diabetes

Our Diabetes unit has been delivering fantastic care for more than 30 years and is one of the largest in the UK. We aim to go above and beyond the standards set out by the Department of Health, in making every child and young person with diabetes matter.

We provide a diabetes service that includes education and support for young people and their families, but we also aim to equip them with the knowledge and skills to manage their diabetes independently. A key part of the service is a tailored diabetes course, which is designed for children and their families, after learning that a child has diabetes. We also have our Getting on Together sessions to bring families together and help with living with diabetes, making sure it won’t get in the way of all the fun things children and young people often want to do.

Our team is made up of consultants, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, a social worker and a family support worker and is supported by our admin staff. We are based in the diabetes centre to the left of the hospital if you are facing the main entrance. Our clinics are run in the Clinical Research Facility (CRF).

How to contact us

Our paediatric diabetes nurses offer a 24 hour telephone emergency service to our registered families, details of which are below along with our general contact information.

If urgent advice is needed out of office hours you can bleep the on call diabetes nurse by asking the main switchboard.

Nurses
Out of hours (24 hour) phone number: 0121 333 9999
Office hours contact number: 0121 333 9272 (7:30am to 5:30pm)
Email: bwc.diabetesresults@nhs.net

Dietitians
0121 333 9273 (8:30am to 5:00pm)
bwc.diabetesdiet@nhs.net

Administrators
0121 333 9269 (9am to 5pm)
bwc.diabetesadministrators@nhs.net
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