Diabetes Care

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.

We provide care for both inpatients and outpatients.

We run individual clinical sessions and group education sessions.


Great Western Hospital - Osprey Outpatients Department - third floor (please see Floor plans).

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

Community Diabetes

Community service offering education to Health Professionals and a Patient education programme (Desmond).

Consultant, GP trainee and Nurse led clinics with some home visits. 

Clinics and services

  • Pre-conception and specialist maternity clinics
    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 service
  • Weight management service
    Run jointly by a diabetes consultant and dieticians.
  • Inpatient Diabetes Service
    Provided 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 Treatment)
    Structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes.
    Structured education for people newly-diagnosed with diabetes - please see the DESMOND website (www.desmond-project.org.uk).
  • Telephone service
    Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm for patients under our care.
    Tel: 01793 604050

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