Diabetes

Please click on the links below for information on Diabetes:

 

What is it?

The Diabetes Team

Where do we offer this service?

When do we offer this service?

Who should you contact?

Patient information leaflets

Further advice and resources

 

What is it?

Diabetes is a life-long illness which has a high risk of complications. However, the effective treatment of diabetes means that people who have diabetes can lead a normal life and live successfully with the illness.

 

Diabetes affects 2.8 million people in the UK, plus thousands more who have not yet been diagnosed.

 

Effective management of diabetes requires a healthy lifestyle approach and living with diabetes means you will need to have the knowledge and skills to help you manage your condition yourself.

 

The Diabetes Team

Our Diabetes Team works in partnership with people who have diabetes.  The role involves life-long treatment, education, support and monitoring for complications. Our aim is for people who have diabetes to develop realistic short-term and long-term management goals and help them gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve those goals.

 

The team supports people who have diabetes by:

 

  • Providing up-to-date, accurate and consistent information about diabetes and endocrine disorders, treatment options and local services
  • Helping people who have diabetes to understand the risks and benefits of their current situation, management choice and any alternative treatment options
  • Providing appropriate information to help make choices about care easier
  • Providing the knowledge and skills needed for the choices made
  • Identifying and exploring their current health beliefs and the factors which motivate the ways in which they currently self-care
  • Using an approach which treats the person as an individual, is respectful of their health beliefs and is supportive, consistent, and non-judgmental
  • Identifying and reviewing the person’s needs, concerns and goals.

 

Where do we offer this service?

We provide diabetes services at all three of our hospitals:

 

Dewsbury and District Hospital – Diabetes Centre, Staincliffe Wing

Pinderfields Hospital – Edna Coates Diabetes and Endocrine Unit

Pontefract Hospital – Diabetes Centre, New Friarwood House

 

Each of our specially equipped Diabetes Centres offers the following:

 

  • Consulting rooms
  • Dedicated areas for retinal screening and podiatry
  • Waiting areas for people who have diabetes
  • Disabled access.

 

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When do we offer this service?

Dewsbury and District Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm

Pinderfields Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm

Pontefract Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm

 

Who should you contact?

Lead Nurse for Diabetes and Endocrinology services:

 

Tel: 01924 213904

 

Patient information leaflets


 Eye conditions related to diabetes [pdf] 101KB

 

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Further advice and resources

You may find the following websites and contacts helpful: