Diabetes

If you live with diabetes or have just been diagnosed, our team of specialist nurses, consultants and dietitians are on hand to support you.

Find out more about Diabetes

Overview

Bromley Healthcare’s diabetes team offers clinical advice, education and support for you, your partner, your family and carers.

Patients who have just found out they have Type 2 diabetes are invited to attend our DESMOND sessions, where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out about how to manage diabetes.

We also provide a structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes called DAFNE.

The experienced team includes specialist nurses, dietitians and consultants who are on hand to monitor your condition and offer advice when it’s needed.  We also work closely with the podiatry service.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another health care professional such as your district nurse. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and have used the service before then we are happy for you to approach us yourself.

If your diabetes is less well controlled than it could be and you are referred to Bromley Healthcare for us to work with you to improve this we will invite you to come to one of our clinics to see a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Dietitian or Consultant Diabetologist (the choice of clinician depends on your particular requirements).

As soon as your diabetes control improves, providing you do not have any ongoing complications requiring specialist input (such as kidney failure) your care will move back to your GP/Practice Nurse who has been trained to be able to provide your ongoing care closer to where you live. You can be assured of the very high quality of this training and care delivery, which takes place in partnership with us.

Who this service is for

The service supports people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, who have been referred for specialist support. The service supports adults and young people from the age of 19 years upwards.

Under 19 years care is provided by the paediatric service.

Appointments

Your first appointment

If you have been referred to us for a one-to-one appointment, you may see a specialist nurse, consultant or dietitian. During your appointment we will talk with you about your diabetes, find out more about your condition, lifestyle and family history and offer you some guidance and advice.We may also take some basic information about you such as weight and height.

You may be asked to have your blood and urine tested before your appointment. This will be detailed when you receive your first appointment letter.You will then discuss the results with the person you see.

If you have been referred to the service to join in one of our DESMOND sessions you will spend the whole day with us.  At the session you will learn more about diabetes and ways to help you manage this.

If you are invited to a DAFNE education session you will be invited to spend five days learning how to manage your diabetes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment please call us at the earliest opportunity on 01689 865911, so we can offer the time slot to another patient.  Please bear in mind that our appointments are booked quite a long way in advance, so we may not be able to offer you an immediate appointment.

More information

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body’s ability to process glucose (sugar). It can have serious health consequences. But with careful management, people with diabetes can lead full, healthy and active lives. Read more …

Living with diabetes
Diabetes and children
Reducing risk
Diabetes education
Travelling with diabetes
Foot care and diabetes
Diabetes and pregnancy
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes

Useful information and websites

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the national charity for people living with diabetes.  Their website is full of useful information, resources and support.

BBC Health: diabetes
The BBC’s health website has lots of helpful information about living with diabetes.

DESMOND
Information about our education programme for people who have just been diagnosed with type two diabetes.

Leaflets

Diabetes Service Leaflet March 2015

 

Overview

Bromley Healthcare’s diabetes team offers clinical advice, education and support for you, your partner, your family and carers.

Patients who have just found out they have Type 2 diabetes are invited to attend our DESMOND sessions, where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out about how to manage diabetes.

We also provide a structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes called DAFNE.

The experienced team includes specialist nurses, dietitians and a consultant who are on hand to monitor your condition and offer advice when it’s needed.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another health care professional. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

Who this service is for

The service supports people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, who have been referred for specialist support.The service supports adults and young people from the age of 19 years upwards.

We now offer care for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the Croydon area, like our other clinics, you’ll need a referral from your GP. We also offer DESMOND educational programmes if you have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

We currently offer clinics at the Parkside group practice, Parchmore medical centre and the Selsdon park medical practice.

Appointments

Your first appointment

If you have been referred to us for a one-to-one appointment, you may see a specialist nurse, consultant or dietitian.During your appointment we will talk with you about your diabetes, find out more about your condition, lifestyle and family history and offer you some guidance and advice.We may also take some basic information about you such as weight and height.

You may be asked to have your blood and urine tested before your appointment. This will be detailed when you receive your first appointment letter.You will then discuss the results with the person you see.

If you have been referred to the service to join in one of our DESMOND sessions you will spend the whole day with us.  At the session you will learn more about diabetes and ways to help you manage this.

If you are invited to a DAFNE education session you will be able to spend five days learning how to manage your diabetes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment please call us at the earliest opportunity on 01689 865911, so we can offer the time slot to another patient.  Please bear in mind that our appointments are booked quite a long way in advance, so we may not be able to offer you an immediate appointment.

More information

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body’s ability to process glucose (sugar). It can have serious health consequences. But with careful management, people with diabetes can lead full, healthy and active lives. Read more …

Living with diabetes
Diabetes and children
Reducing risk
Diabetes education
Travelling with diabetes
Foot care and diabetes
Diabetes and pregnancy
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes

Useful information and websites
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the national charity for people living with diabetes.  Their website is full of useful information, resources and support.

BBC Health: diabetes
The BBC’s health website has lots of helpful information about living with diabetes.

DESMOND
Information about our education programme for people who have just been diagnosed with type two diabetes.

 

 

Overview

Bromley Healthcare’s diabetes team offers clinical advice, education and support for you, your partner, your family and carers.

Patients who have just found out they have Type 2 diabetes are invited to attend our DESMOND sessions, where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out about how to manage diabetes.

We also provide a structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes called DAFNE.

The experienced team includes specialist nurses, dietitians and consultants who are on hand to monitor your condition and offer advice when it’s needed.  We also work closely with the podiatry service.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another health care professional such as your district nurse. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

If you have Type 1 diabetes and have used the service before then we are happy for you to approach us yourself.

If your diabetes is less well controlled than it could be and you are referred to Bromley Healthcare for us to work with you to improve this we will invite you to come to one of our clinics to see a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Dietitian or Consultant Diabetologist (the choice of clinician depends on your particular requirements).

As soon as your diabetes control improves, providing you do not have any ongoing complications requiring specialist input (such as kidney failure) your care will move back to your GP/Practice Nurse who has been trained to be able to provide your ongoing care closer to where you live. You can be assured of the very high quality of this training and care delivery, which takes place in partnership with us.

Who this service is for

The service supports people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, who have been referred for specialist support. The service supports adults and young people from the age of 19 years upwards.

Under 19 years care is provided by the paediatric service.

Appointments

Your first appointment

If you have been referred to us for a one-to-one appointment, you may see a specialist nurse, consultant or dietitian. During your appointment we will talk with you about your diabetes, find out more about your condition, lifestyle and family history and offer you some guidance and advice.We may also take some basic information about you such as weight and height.

You may be asked to have your blood and urine tested before your appointment. This will be detailed when you receive your first appointment letter.You will then discuss the results with the person you see.

If you have been referred to the service to join in one of our DESMOND sessions you will spend the whole day with us.  At the session you will learn more about diabetes and ways to help you manage this.

If you are invited to a DAFNE education session you will be invited to spend five days learning how to manage your diabetes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment please call us at the earliest opportunity on 01689 865911, so we can offer the time slot to another patient.  Please bear in mind that our appointments are booked quite a long way in advance, so we may not be able to offer you an immediate appointment.

More information

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body’s ability to process glucose (sugar). It can have serious health consequences. But with careful management, people with diabetes can lead full, healthy and active lives. Read more …

Living with diabetes
Diabetes and children
Reducing risk
Diabetes education
Travelling with diabetes
Foot care and diabetes
Diabetes and pregnancy
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes

Useful information and websites

Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the national charity for people living with diabetes.  Their website is full of useful information, resources and support.

BBC Health: diabetes
The BBC’s health website has lots of helpful information about living with diabetes.

DESMOND
Information about our education programme for people who have just been diagnosed with type two diabetes.

Leaflets

Diabetes Service Leaflet March 2015

 

Pauline Tarrant

Service Lead (Interim)

Overview

Bromley Healthcare’s diabetes team offers clinical advice, education and support for you, your partner, your family and carers.

Patients who have just found out they have Type 2 diabetes are invited to attend our DESMOND sessions, where they can learn more about their condition, share experiences with others and find out about how to manage diabetes.

We also provide a structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes called DAFNE.

The experienced team includes specialist nurses, dietitians and a consultant who are on hand to monitor your condition and offer advice when it’s needed.

Using this service

To use this service you’ll need a referral from your doctor (GP) or another health care professional. If you think you would benefit from this service, please speak to one of these people first.

Who this service is for

The service supports people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, who have been referred for specialist support.The service supports adults and young people from the age of 19 years upwards.

We now offer care for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in the Croydon area, like our other clinics, you’ll need a referral from your GP. We also offer DESMOND educational programmes if you have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

We currently offer clinics at the Parkside group practice, Parchmore medical centre and the Selsdon park medical practice.

Appointments

Your first appointment

If you have been referred to us for a one-to-one appointment, you may see a specialist nurse, consultant or dietitian.During your appointment we will talk with you about your diabetes, find out more about your condition, lifestyle and family history and offer you some guidance and advice.We may also take some basic information about you such as weight and height.

You may be asked to have your blood and urine tested before your appointment. This will be detailed when you receive your first appointment letter.You will then discuss the results with the person you see.

If you have been referred to the service to join in one of our DESMOND sessions you will spend the whole day with us.  At the session you will learn more about diabetes and ways to help you manage this.

If you are invited to a DAFNE education session you will be able to spend five days learning how to manage your diabetes.

Changing or cancelling an appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment please call us at the earliest opportunity on 01689 865911, so we can offer the time slot to another patient.  Please bear in mind that our appointments are booked quite a long way in advance, so we may not be able to offer you an immediate appointment.

More information

Diabetes is a long-term condition that affects the body’s ability to process glucose (sugar). It can have serious health consequences. But with careful management, people with diabetes can lead full, healthy and active lives. Read more …

Living with diabetes
Diabetes and children
Reducing risk
Diabetes education
Travelling with diabetes
Foot care and diabetes
Diabetes and pregnancy
Type 1 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes

Useful information and websites
Diabetes UK
Diabetes UK is the national charity for people living with diabetes.  Their website is full of useful information, resources and support.

BBC Health: diabetes
The BBC’s health website has lots of helpful information about living with diabetes.

DESMOND
Information about our education programme for people who have just been diagnosed with type two diabetes.

 

 

Pauline Tarrant

Service Lead (Interim)

Our Diabetes clinic locations