The diabetes centre is based at St James’s University Hospital with a satellite unit Wharfedale General Hospital.
The diabetes care team consists of doctors (consultants and specialist registrars), specialist and research nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, orthotists and clerical staff.
While most people with diabetes get most of their care from the GP teams, we offer care for patients with type 1 diabetes and also those with complicated diabetes throughout adult life and rarer types of diabetes.
In particular we have clinics catering for patients transitioning from teenage in to adulthood, and for women planning pregnancy and through pregnancy. We have a large and active program of type 1 diabetes patients on insulin pumps in compliance with national (NICE) guidance and we hold specialist clinics for patients with foot disease or kidney disease in relation to their diabetes.
We offer structured diabetes self-management training for people with type 1 diabetes including the 5 day DAFNE course. We support care of people with diabetes across the Trust’s wards who number about 300 on any given day.