Non-classical diabetes

About

Our non-classical diabetes clinic offers specialist care for people with suspected genetic forms of diabetes and atypical forms of diabetes, which can have different symptoms to type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

We offer a wide range of specialised tests to clarify each patient’s diagnosis and recommend the most appropriate treatment on a personalised basis. The service delivers precision diabetes care, using genetic information or the results of specialised tests to guide the best treatment.



Conditions and treatments

Our service provides clinical assessment, specialised blood tests with expert interpretation, genetic testing (where relevant), advice on insulin or tablet treatment, advice for relatives who might be at risk of diabetes, cascade testing, management during pregnancy and more.

We treat people whose diabetes classification is problematic, or in whom atypical diabetes has been diagnosed, including:

  • maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • syndromic diabetes
  • mitochondrial diabetes
  • ketosis-prone type 2 diabetes

 

Additional information

Clinical trials and research

Our service is currently involved in the Familial Genetics of Diabetes Study and the MY DIABETES study. We will be happy to discuss these studies with you during your clinic appointment.

Further online resources

Contact

Outpatients appointments
020 3312 5000