Nutrition and Dietetics - Diabetes

The diabetes specialist dietitians work within the adult diabetes care team at the Great Western Hospital.

The dietitians work jointly with diabetes specialist nurses and consultants in diabetes specialist out-patient clinics. 

Role of the Diabetes Specialist Dietitians 

The diabetes specialist dietitians offer a holistic approach to the care that they provide.

Individuals are encouraged to develop skills to self-manage their diabetes taking into account their individual lifestyle and medications, which the diabetes dietitian can help to facilitate.

The Dietetic Team provides a specialist service to consultant-led clinics including young adult and antenatal clinic.

Consultations may be done on an individual basis or alongside other members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).

The team is also involved in structured education programmes including: 

  • SNT1D - a group education session for people with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
  • Carbohydrate Awareness Groups - teaching people with type 1 diabetes how to alter their insulin to their lifestyle
  • SWIFT (Swindon's Insulin for Food Treatment)  - aimed at people with type 1 diabetes who want flexibility with diet and lifestyle and wish to develop skills around insulin dose adjustment to food
  • We play a role in the development of resources, local guidelines and protocols and group education programmes. These are continually being updated to ensure all of our advice is evidenced based.
  • The diabetes dietitians have a role in the education of other members of the MDT 


Diabetes dietitians:
Tel: 01793 605149

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