Children's diabetes team
What we do
Our diabetes and endocrinology team investigate, diagnose and treat problems with the endocrine system. This is the group of glands within the body which produce hormones.
Our services include:
Retinal screening programme
Structured diabetes education programmes
Insulin pump service
Lipid disorders clinic
Rapid access specialist foot clinic (with vascular and orthopaedic surgeons)
Diabetes in pregnancy service (with the obstetrician and diabetic midwife)
Children's (paediatric) diabetes team
Transitional/young adult diabetes service
Biochemical investigations and dynamic endocrine tests
Post operative pituitary and adrenal follow up care
General endocrine clinics
Specialised imaging techniques in pancreatic, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary pathology
We also work with various teams, including dieticians at Kent Community Health to make sure you receive the care you need, even when you leave our hospitals.
What to expect
Diabetes is a condition which may require input from a number of health professionals, including:
Doctors - who assess, make diagnoses, choose treatments and guide care
Diabetes specialist nurses (DSNs) - these provide education, interpret blood glucose readings, adjust insulin dosages, and provide dietary advice
Dieticians - these also provide education on diabetes and its treatment, interpret blood glucose readings, adjust insulin dosages, and provide dietary advice.
Podiatrists - care for people with foot problems
Retinal photographers - take photographs of the back of patients’ eyes at annual review to check for diabetes related eye complications.
How to find us
Our children's diabetes service is based in the Paula Carr Centre at William Harvey Hospital.
How to use this service
Your GP can refer you to this service.
Diabetes patient information library
Endocrinology patient information library