The service is for adults (aged 18 years or over) with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes who need the clinical expertise of a Diabetes Specialist Nurse. Anyone who is registered with a GP in the South Gloucestershire area can be referred to the service.
We provide service users with a comprehensive, specialist assessment of their diabetes, including any necessary treatment changes. Individual management plans and diabetes targets are developed to help people to get better control of their diabetes and to reduce their risks of developing diabetes complications which can affect their quality of life.
Examples of the types of referral to the service are:
The service also offers sessions to people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes so they can learn how to manage their condition (this is also known as structured education and is usually delivered to small groups).
This service is available in a number of community venues across South Gloucestershire. You can be referred by your GP or another health professional.
Do you know a member of staff within our Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service who you think deserves to be recognised for this year’s Sirona Awards for Excellence. Tell us about them. Find out how to nominate here.