The Children's Diabetes service is a team of doctors, nurses, dietitians and clinical psychologists, as well as play therapists and youth workers. Each team member helps in a different way.
Our doctors are paediatricians who have specialised in diabetes. They will guide your treatment and make sure that you are well supported with your diabetes. They may examine you in clinics and check for problems associated with diabetes.
Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses
These are children’s nurses who specialise in diabetes. They will support you to learn about diabetes through regular contact.
Dietitians are specially trained in food and nutrition, and work with you and your family to help you make the right food choices and live a more active lifestyle.
Clinical Psychologists can support children and their parents cope with the diagnosis of diabetes.
We have a support team of practitioners, youth workers and play specialists to help educate and care for children and their familes about diabetes.
Download our app and booklet on diabetes
Royal Derby Hospital - contact us
Diabetes appointment enquiries
Telephone: 01332 787 292
Young adult diabetes team
Telephone: 01332 787 671
Out of hours
If you have high or increasing ketone levels you may require the emergency department:
Telephone: 01332 783 111
Ensure you have the following information ready before you ring them:
- Insulin doses
- Ketones levels
- Blood sugar levels