Diabetes


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The Jenny Lind Diabetes team comprises two Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologists, a Staff Grade Paediatrician, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Diabetes specialist Dietitian, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Outpatient Clinic Nurses. Between them they offer diabetes care, management, psychology input, education, support, guidance, information and advice on the following topics:

 

 

 

  • Diabetes care, management & blood glucose control
  • Insulin delivery systems & equipment
  • Blood glucose monitoring systems & equipment
  • Dietary advice
  • Foot care advice
  • Guidelines for schools & school staff guidelines for other carers
  • Diabetes and careers
  • Diabetes and driving
  • Diabetes and holiday & travel
  • Contraception & family planning (where appropriate)
  • What to do when ill
  • Diabetes and smoking
  • Diabetes and alcohol
  • Psychology support, assessment and therapy.

 

What to do when ill

All patients have a self management plan and guidelines are printed on the reverse of their clinic cards but if needed guidelines are also available from the clinic – not only on what to do when ill & but also what to do when your blood gluclose level goes over 12 mmols but you are not ill.

Resources

The Jenny Lind Dibeties Clinic has a display of educational materials: books & videos, which can be bought or borrowed, and a wide range of free diabetes educational materials and information leaflets. The display is manned by a rota of voluntary helpers (all parents of children with diabetes) who are always ready to lend a sympathetic ear.

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.

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

 

Clinics

Age banded clinics are held weekly, including transitional care clinics for those 14+ held three times each month at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Clinic. Children/young people are usually seen at least 4 times per year by the multi-disciplinary team i.e.Paediatrician, Specialist Nurse and Dietitian. We also offer in addition Intensive Treatment Clinic which is run by the Specialist Nurses as well as telephone consultations.  The team dietitian is available for dietary advice during most clinics. A Clinical Psychologist is available to join clinic appointment, or to see children in specific psychology clinics. Newly diagnosed patients may be offered home visits.

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  Clinic sessions
Monday-am DITCHO- Carbohydrate counting education sessions-Roundwell Medical centre
Tuesday-pm Young persons diabetic clinic (EBDC)
Wednesday am Consultant Clinic and Nurse-led treatment Clinic
Clinical Psychology Clinic
Thursday – pm Consultant Clinic and Nurse-led treatment Clinic
Friday Monthly Cromer Satelite Clinic
Monthly Young persons diabetic clinic (EBDC)
Consultant /Nurse-led treatment satelite clinic Roundwell medical centre with Clinical Psychology