Our diabetes care service is provided in joint partnership with GPs (doctors). Patients are screened by their doctor and referrals made to our specialist diabetes centres. Patients with diabetes are placed on a diabetes register to ensure that all patients across Leicestershire receive a high level of care.
Our specialist team includes, consultant diabetologists, dietitians, diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, psychologists and other members of clinic staff. The team also has very close links with other specialist clinics such as paediatrics, obstetrics and renal services.
A comprehensive service is offered to patients in our dedicated diabetic clinics including retinopathy screening (eye screening to detect changes e.g. blindness due to diabetes). Out-patient services include a dedicated diabetic foot clinic, a multi-disciplinary team including an orthotist who makes and fits special shoes for diabetes patients with foot ulcers caused by diabetes.
Main telephone number:
Leicester Royal Infirmary - 0116 258 5964
Leicester Royal Infirmary - 0116 258 5620
Leicester General Hospital - 0116 258 4409
Main fax number:
The department of Diabetes and Endocrinology are part of the Acute Medicine and ED services. The team aims to provide a wide range of services for people with diabetes of all ages and their carers, as well as provide training, resources and support for multidisciplinary staff across primary and secondary care in caring for people with diabetes.
Our Multidisciplinary Diabetes team is probably the largest in England. The Diabetes team consists of Consultant Physicians, Nurse Consultants, Matron, Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN), Specialist Registrars, Dietitian, Pharmacists, Foot Specialists, Diabetes Educators, Endocrinologists, and Admin Staff. We also have a dedicated team of diabetes researchers.
The multidisciplinary team works across all three hospital sites and in the community.
They provide a comprehensive service to patients in our diabetic clinics including retinopathy screening. Outpatient service to include a dedicated diabetic foot clinic, diabetes education groups, insulin initiation groups, individual nurse led clinics, diabetes dieticians, specialist diabetes education programmes, DESMOND, DAFNE.
Diabetes Management Advise
Diabetes Education Groups
Group Insulin Initiation
Insulin Pump Therapy
Combined Renal Clinics
Specialist Eye Care
The diabetes team also has an excellent research arm in collaboration with the University of Leicester which undertakes clinical research in all areas of diabetes led by Professor Melanie Davies at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, General Hospital and hosts the South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network, Biomedical Research Unit, Clinical Trials Unit and house the DESMOND national Collaborative.