The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Clinics


Patients are invited to attend a 30 minute clinic appointment at least once every three months. All clinics are led by one of our consultants or experienced registrars and there is usually a nurse and a dietitian present too. The majority of our clinics are dedicated to Type 1 diabetes and are age-banded in order to provide a more age-appropriate service.

(For videos on what to expect when you come to our diabetes clinic, please visit Digibete under our 'Useful Resources' page).

Monday

On Mondays we hold clinics for our youngest patients, aged between 0-12 years of age.

Tuesday

Tuesday clinics are reserved for patients aged between 13-15 years of age.

Wednesday

Our transition clinic for 16-19 year olds takes place every Wednesday as part of the transition service. This service aims to enable young people to become more independent in managing their diabetes before transferring to the young adult team. We offer support with going to university, employment, relationships and other aspects of adulthood. Find out more about transition here and here.

Thursday

Two clinics run on a Thursday morning, one for patients attending from outside the Leeds region (nationally and internationally), and an additional clinic for 0-12 year olds.

On Thursday afternoons we hold an annual review clinic which our patients are invited to attend each year after diagnosis.  This clinic is unique as patients have individual appointments with each of the doctor, nurse, dietitian and youth worker. Our nurses also perform foot checks and patients are asked to provide a urine sample and go for routine blood tests and eye screening (from 12 years), in line with NICE guidelines.

Friday

A dedicated non-Type 1 diabetes clinic runs on one Friday of every month, for patients with Type 2 and other rarer forms of diabetes. Remaining Friday clinics alternate between 0-12 years and 13-15 years.