We know that coping with diabetes isn’t always easy. But we’re here to help you. 

We are a team of specialist doctors, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, play specialists and social workers supported by a team of admin staff.

Our values: 

•    We will put your child’s safety and wellbeing above everything else
•    We will offer you the kindness we would want for a loved one
•    We achieve through teamwork
•    We strive to keep improving
 

Our nationally-recognised service helps children and young people (up to 19 years) with type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, monogenic diabetes such as maturity onset diabetes in the young (MODY) and steroid related diabetes.

  • We support children with multiple daily insulin (MDI) injections.
  • We are a centre for insulin pump therapy ).
  • We run a children’s clinic, adolescent clinic and transition clinics
  • Alongside multidisciplinary (MDT) clinics we offer both nurse and dietitian led clinics, including an exercise management clinic.
  • We have an adolescent service for young people struggling with diabetes.
  • We provide integrated specialist psychological support to all young people.

Above all, we’re here to deliver a high quality and responsive diabetes service that maximises health and wellbeing for children, young people and families.

But we can’t do it without your help – the role of both parents and young people is vital. Our long-term aim is to encourage and support you as an expert diabetes carer.

If you want to find out more about what care for children and young people with diabetes should include and clinic outcomes, you can visit the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit (NPDA) website.
 

Service management

Other contact information

If you are a patient or parent/carer at UCLH:

  • To help the team manage your care more efficiently and to provide you with more tailored advice and support, we have two teams and two email addresses. These are uclh.cdorange@nhs.net uclh.cdlime@nhs.netThe team you are in depends on the medical consultant you are under:
  • Lime team: Dr Catherine Peters, Dr Rakesh Amin, Prof Russell Viner
  • Orange team: Dr Billy White, Prof Peter Hindmarsh
  •  (more team information can be found in the meet the team section.

 

COVID-19

At this current time, whilst we continue to manage the impact of COVID, our diabetes service remains a mostly virtual one. The diabetes team are predominantly based at home. Currently, the diabetes nursing team are working 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. They can be contacted for any non-urgent concerns via the orange and lime email addresses. We will endeavour to respond to you with 5 working days.

The diabetes dietitians are working 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday and can be contacted by email.  

Urgent contact

If you have an urgent concern, needing immediate advice, a member of the diabetes team holds the mobile phone, from 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday, 07940 476811.

The team continue to offer:

  • Telephone clinic appointments (Wednesday and Friday afternoons)
  • Joint nursing and dietetic appointments (Video appointments on Friday afternoons)
  • Nursing appointments – both video and some face to face appointments (Wednesday afternoons)
  • Psychology appointments (Video)
  • Medical consultant/ MDT appointments – mostly video with some face to face appointments where concerns require face to face appointments
  • GP’s are being requested to organise all annual review bloods at this current time
  • Eye screening continues to be via your GP and the National Screening Programme

Needing urgent advice overnight or at weekends?

Telephone: 020 3456 7890
Please ask the switchboard to page the ‘paediatric registrar on-call’
If they are unable to help you, they will be able to contact a consultant on-call.

Diabetes nursing team
Email:   uclh.cdorange@nhs.net or Uclh.cdlime@nhs.net
Urgent patient enquiries: 07940 476811

Diabetes dietitians
Email: uclh.cddietitians@nhs.net

Diabetes admin team
Telephone: 020 3447 9221
Email
Uclh.cdadmin@nhs.net 

Psychology team
Telephone:
 020 3447 9086/7932
Email: 
Uclh.capsychology@nhs.net

Changing an outpatient appointment
Contact the diabetes admin team on
Telephone: 020 3447 9221
Email: 
uclh.cdadmin@nhs.net

Address

Children and young people's general services
University College Hospital

Inpatients:
T11 (under 12-year-olds) and T12 (13- to 18-year-olds)
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Outpatients Clinic:
Lower Ground Floor
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
235 Euston Road
London, NW1 2BU

Other referral information

Please note: We are currently unable to accept any external referrals for transfer to our paediatric diabetes service.

We continue to offer a service for those newly diagnosed children, presenting through our A&E; children with diabetes who move into the local area and families who would like one-off consultation for exercise advice with Francesca Annan, our dietitian (see Exercise management clinics below)

We know that exercise can present challenges for managing blood glucose levels.

There are 2 clinics run specifically to help children and young people manage exercise and Type 1 Diabetes.  

Monthly exercise & diabetes management clinic

This clinic is held on the 4th Friday afternoon of the month and accepts referrals for advice about the management of sports and diabetes for patients who are not under the care of UCLH. The clinic is run by Francesca (specialist dietitian with sports nutrition and prescribing qualifications). Each appointment is an hour long and aims to provide advice specific to sports management to help manage diabetes and improve sports performance. The clinic includes an assessment of body composition, the creation of a sports nutrition eating plan and a review of the impact of specific sports on blood glucose levels. Members of the referring MDT are welcome to attend the clinic with families. These appointments can be held face-to face or virtually on Attend Anywhere.

Referrals to the clinic should be sent to:

Francesca Annan, Clinical Specialist Paediatric/Adolescent Diabetes Dietitian,
University College London Hospitals,
6th Floor Central,
250 Euston Road,
London NW1 2PG

Weekly exercise and diabetes management clinic
This is held on Friday mornings for children and young people who attend the UCLH children and young people’s diabetes service and run by is the paediatric diabetes dietitians. Each appointment is an hour long to allow time for a detailed discussion about exercise and sports management. In addition to providing sports specific advice, the appointments can be used to plan management for activity trips with schools and other organisations.

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