Diabetes

Our specialist diabetes team provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary diabetes service, which is based in a purpose-built diabetes centres at St Helier Hospital and at Epsom Hospital.

Our clinical services

Education

We provide high quality, structured educational programmes for people with type 2 and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Educational activities are carried out in groups and individually at the diabetes centres and at other sites in the community.

We also have an active and highly regarded educational programme for doctors, nurses and other staff involved in diabetes care, including the Warwick Certificate in diabetes care.

Specialist clinics

We provide rapid assessment of new problems in people with diabetes in a full range of specialist clinics. Many of these clinics are multidisciplinary and multi-specialty, covering:

  • Diabetic pregnancy
  • Diabetic renal
  • Diabetic foot
  • Diabetic vascular
  • Diabetes in young people
  • Obesity
  • Clinical psychology
  • Diabetic retinal assessment.

We run specialist nurse-led clinics for people with problems with blood glucose control, continuous glucose monitoring, and insulin initiation or intensification of insulin treatment regimens.

We offer an insulin pump therapy service, which is operated and supported by a fully trained multidisciplinary team. We also run an innovative, dedicated clinic for people receiving insulin pump therapy.

Our team

Our highly experienced and integrated teams include diabetes physicians, diabetes specialist nurses, specialist dietitians, a diabetes psychiatrist, specialist optometrist, and diabetes specialist podiatrists. 

We work closely with community health services staff who provide services within our diabetes centres, at Robin Hood Lane Health Centre in Sutton and The Wilson in Mitcham.

Key staff

  • Dr Andrew Rodin, lead clinician, consultant physician and endocrinologist, St Helier Hospital
  • Dr Steve Hyer, consultant physician, St Helier Hospital
  • Dr Ratnasingham Nithiyananthan, consultant endocrinolgist , Epsom Hospital

Location

Diabetes Centre, Epsom Hospital

Diabetes Centre (A2), 2nd floor, A block, St Helier Hospital

Opening hours

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Contact details

St Helier Hospital

Tel: 020 8296 2563
Fax: 020 8644 4377

Epsom Hospital

Tel: 01372 735444
Fax: 01372 735952

For urgent advice

Call 020 8296 2000 and ask for the specialist registrar in endocrinology
(Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

Out of hours 

Call 020 8296 2000 and ask for the duty medical registrar

Referrals

Referrals can be made through eReferral or by fax to 020 8644 4377 (St Helier Hospital) or 01372 735142 (Epsom Hospital) - see referring to our services for more infomation.

Urgent referrals to the diabetes team, both outpatient and inpatient, are seen on the same day if necessary. We provide inpatient care for people admitted with diabetic emergencies, and daily inpatient diabetes reviews by our specialist nurses for people with diabetes who are admitted for problems. In addition, there is a weekly consultant-led diabetes ward round.

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Outpatient Booking Centre

Our Outpatient Booking Centre makes it easier to book, amend or cancel outpatient appointments at our hospitals. 

If you need to make, change or cancel your appointment, please call our Outpatient Booking Centre on 020 8296 2968

For follow-up appointments, please contact the service directly. 

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