Diabetes

About

We provide a range of treatments and specialist support for people across north west London with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Our diabetes services are based at Charing Cross, Hammersmith and St Mary’s hospitals, where we provide a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the best possible care for our patients. We offer both general and specialist clinics to treat and manage more complex diabetic conditions, often working alongside specialists from other departments such as paediatrics and kidney specialists.

Our multidisciplinary diabetes team includes consultant diabetologists, specialist diabetes nurses, dietitians, podiatry (foot) specialists and psychologists. The team have access to state-of-the-art equipment for monitoring and managing diabetes, and provide one-to-one support, group education, and the latest information and literature to support our patients.

Due to the cultural and ethnic diversity in London, we work with the Trust’s literature and interpreter services to ensure our diabetes care is individualised and culturally sensitive.
Imperial has published some of the lowest amputation rates in the world from its diabetic foot service, led by Dr Jonathan Valabhji, and has a large diabetes technology service that is closely linked with a research programme developing closed loop insulin delivery for type 1 diabetes and novel continuous glucose sensor devices.

The clinical technology research is led by Dr Nick Oliver, who also leads a large insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring service. We offer structured education for type 1 diabetes and has been nationally recognised for its novel approach to patient education. 


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