Paediatric Diabetes service - GSTT

Age Range:

0-18yrs

The Service:

We Provide advice and treatment to children with a diagnosis of diabetes type 1 or type 2 that is problematic to manage.

Who is the service for?

Children and young people diagnosed or suspected as having Diabetes type 1

Criteria for access to service

As above

Accessibility of this service

Fully accessible building which is based at The Evelina London Children’s Hospital

How this is provided:

The service is run by a multi-disciplinary team with specialist skills in the care of paediatric diabetes. You may be seen by a doctor, specialist nurse, dietician or psychologist during your visit. This team will see your child at least 4 times per year. Other appointments and tests may also be necessary

How can I access this service?

Children are normally referred to the diabetes service by their GP. Some also come to us from the accident and emergency department or through the intensive care unit.

Referral contacts:
Tel: 020 7188 4674
Email: gst-tr.ELCHPaediatricDiabetesTeam@nhs.net
Post: Level 6 – Sky
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
SE1 7EH
For Emergency referral:
Please send the child to A&E and contact our diabetes coordinator on 0207 1887 188 extension 53102

How is this service funded?

Health funded

Do you need to pay for this service?

No

Useful to know

Our diabetes clinics take place every Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoon
It is very important that you bring all of your child’s glucose meters to every appointment.
As we are a teaching hospital, students and visitors may be observing the team. We will always ask your permission for them to observe your appointment.

Contact us

For appointment queries, contact the appointments office:
Tel: 020 7188 4000
Email: paediatricappointment@gstt.nhs.uk

Training provided:

To carers and schools as per NICE guidance