Diabetes

Empowering all young people to live a life they love with their Diabetes

The Jenny Lind Diabetes team comprises three Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologists, a Specialist Paediatrician, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Diabetes specialist Dietitians, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Outpatient Clinic Nurses. Between them they offer diabetes care, management, psychology, support, advise and education for children, young people and their families living with type 1 diabetes. NNUH Children’s diabetes team look after approx 300 children with type 1 diabetes providing care for them from diagnosis. Each child will receive clinic appointments where they will see the team and are offered additional nurse led clinics.  We give full school support, care planning and general diabetes education sessions for those working in education.

Contacting the Paediatric Specialist nursing team can be done during the working week 8.30-5pm through email for non urgent queries pdsn@nnuh.nhs.uk 01603 287504

Alternatively through Children’s assessment unit CAU 01603 289774 for emergency advice  including out of normal working hours e.g overnight. Every child with type 1 diabetes as access to care from CAU 24/7.

Resources online can be found on the ‘helpful information’ page and hard copies can be obtained from the team.

 

Norwich and District Diabetes UK Youth Group

This group offers support, meetings, events and activities for children/teenagers and their families.

Working together with the Jenny Lind Diabetes team, they fund raise, subsidise and help to run educational activity holidays for children and young people. Activity weekends are held at Horstead Hall centre and activities include: canoeing, rowing, abseiling, wall climbing, archery, raft making and rope bridges, assault courses, treasure hunts and team building games. World Diabetes Day in November is usually marked by a UEA Sports park activity afternoon with free sporting events, arts and crafts. The youth group always have a Christmas party!

Please ask for contact details or visit the Norwich and District Diabetes Youth Group website.

 

Clinics

Children/young people are usually seen 4 times per year minimum by the multi-disciplinary team i.e.Paediatrician, Specialist Nurse and Dietitian. We have nurse led clinics, dietitans, and psychology support. Young people may move into what we call ‘transition’ with their diabetes care. This means getting used to different clinic space and having some clinics in the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre. Young people are still cared for by the same Diabetes team, have a joint appointment between the children’s team and adult team, until they progress to the Adult diabetes team. There is a lot of preparation for this and care isn’t transferred until young people are ready.

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Clinic sessions
Tuesday-pm Young persons diabetes clinic (EBDC)
Wednesday am

 

pm

Consultant Clinic

Nurse-led Clinic

Clinical Psychology Clinic

Thursday – pm Consultant Clinic

Nurse-led Clinic

Friday

Monthly

Monthly

 

am

 

 Cromer Clinic

Young persons diabetic clinic (EBDC)

Consultant and Nurse-led treatment clinic Roundwell medical centre

Clinical Psychology Clinic