The Diabetes Care Team at Great Western Hospital aims to provide
the highest standard of care for people with diabetes.
We aim to provide a patient-centred service promoting a holistic
approach to care and self management. We are committed to
empowering people with diabetes and helping their families and
carers to manage their condition, in order to enhance quality of
life and reduce the risk of long-term conditions.
The Diabetes Care Team is made up of four Consultants, eight
Diabetes Specialist Nurses, two Dieticians, two Podiatrists, a
Clinical Psychologist, three Medical Secretaries and one Diabetes
Specialist Nurse Secretary.
We provide care for both inpatients and outpatients. We run
individual clinical sessions and group education sessions for
people under our care.
Pre-conception and specialist maternity
Running in collaboration with Obstetricians and Midwives.
Specialist Foot Care Service
A unique set-up which sees Vascular Surgeons a Diabetes Specialist
Podiatrist and Foot Co-ordinator working closely together.
Young adult and adolescent clinic
Run jointly with the Paediatric Diabetes Team.
Continuous sub-cutaneous insulin infusion pump
Weight management service
Run jointly by a Diabetes Consultant and Dieticians.
Inpatient Diabetes Service
To all ward areas, introducing the Think Glucose national
programme focusing on inpatient care for people with diabetes.
Access to a clinical psychologist
For the management of long-term conditions and issues
SWIFT (Swindon's Insulin for Food
Structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes
Structured education for people newly-diagnosed with diabetes.
For more information about diabetes, visit the Diabetes UK website.