About the Service
Inpatient Diabetes Care
Metabolic and Endocrine Tests
Diet and Exercise
|Our philosophy is to support people to manage their diabetes care safely and effectively, to optimise long term health outcomes and improve quality of life.|
|About the Service|
The diabetes service provides highly specialist care for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, on both an in-patient and an out-patient basis.
Patients benefit from a comprehensive service that includes general and specialist diabetes and endocrinology clinics, nurse specialists, specialist dietitians, insulin pump, podiatry, diabetic foot team, joint clinics with vascular, bariatric and thyroid/parathyroid surgeons.
The team works closely with the paediatric service to deliver transition care.
The team is made up of a variety of people who will work to help you learn all about coping with diabetes as part of your daily lives. Each team member has a specialist role, but many of the things we do overlap. We aim to provide you with the best possible care based on the latest research and evidence.
The following members of the hospital based health care team will work together with you for the best possible care.
Diabetes and endocrine clinics are held at Stephanie Marks Diabetes Centre at St Peter's Hospital and on the Ist Floor in the Outpatient Department at Ashford Hospital.
|Inpatient Diabetes Care|
Patients with diabetes who are admitted to hospital with diabetes related reasons are usually looked after on Maple Ward at St Peter's Hospital.
We have three Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSNs) providing support and care for all people with diabetes who are admitted to our hospitals. The DSNs cover both St Peter's Hospital and Ashford Hospital (Mon - Fri). Our DSNs support other healthcare professionals and patients to ensure safe discharge planning.
|Metabolic and Endocrine Tests|
We conduct metabolic and endocrine dynamic tests at the Infusion Suite at Ashford Hospital and sometimes on Maple Ward at St Peter's Hospital.
The Diabetes Foot Team is a team of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals who are dedicated to help manage diabetes foot problems. They consists of:
The Diabetes Foot Team has a multi-disciplinary round every Wednesday morning for in-patients at St Peter's Hospital.
Diabetes Foot Clinic
Specialist clinics for Diabetic foot problems are held at the following sites:
Accessing podiatry services in the community
Appointments for routine podiatry clinic can be made via The Podiatry Central Booking Office, situated at Chertsey Health Centre, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8HZ.
All appointments are made and sent out from this office for the local community clinics.
For routine, non-urgent Podiatry, please contact the Podiatry Central Booking Office on: 01932-570607. Telephones are manned from 9.30 - 12.30am and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday-Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.
|Diet and Exercise|
|We offer advice on the benefits of physical activity, different types of exercise, how these might affect blood glucose levels and ways of managing glucose control.|
The education programmes aim to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of participants enabling them to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and management of their condition.
Structured education for people with Type 1 diabetes: STEPH
The programme consists of weekly two and a half hour sessions for three weeks OR a one day session. The course is held at The Stephanie Marks Diabetes Centre. Access to this course is via Consultant referral.
Structured education for people with Type 2 diabetes: X-PERT
The programme consists of weekly two and a half hour sessions for six weeks. The course is held at various locations in the local area. Access to this course is via GP or self referral on 01372 201526.
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