Diabetes service at Kings College Hospital

Age Range:

All ages

The Service:

We provide co-ordinated all-round support for people with diabetes that includes treatment and education.

Who is the service for?

  • Newly diagnosed type 1 and type diabetes children and adults
  • Retinopathy
  • Pregnancy complicated by diabetes (pre-existing or gestational)
  • Renal complications and associated hypertension
  • Autonomic neuropathy/gastroparesis
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Post-transplantation diabetes
  • Lipid management
  • Diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, ischaemic conditions, peripheral vascular disease

Criteria for access to service

As above

Accessibility of this service

The building is fully accessible, the service is located on the ground floor of the Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, SE5 9RS

How this is provided:

We are a team of clinical specialists who provide:

  • One-to-one help with starting on insulin
  • Group and one-to-one education about how to self-manage diabetes
  • Group help with starting new therapies
  • Psychological care as part of the overall treatment plan
  • Treatment and support for recurrent problematic hypoglycaemia
  • Paediatric diabetes outreach service
  • Intensive insulin therapy service, including insulin pumps
  • Full range of podiatry services
  • Full supportive orthotic services
  • Pre-pregnancy care

How can I access this service?

  • Via the national e-Referral service
  • Routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net
  • Emergency referrals contact the Diabetes secretaries via the switchboard on 020 3299 9000

How is this service funded?

Health funded

Do you need to pay for this service?


Useful to know

Diabetic eye complication screening is available at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals

Contact us

Diabetes outpatient appointments: 020 3299 1919
Main reception: 020 3299 8313