Children and Young people with diabetes (paediatric)
Welcome to the children’s diabetes page
If you, a family member or friend have been diagnosed with diabetes then here you'll find information about the team, our service (emergency service) and resources to help you in the daily management of diabetes.
Our team will offer every child and young person, together with their carers, a program of education and skills development, individualised and tailored to their needs, ability and personal goals that enables them to successfully manage their health on their journey from childhood, through adolescence to independent adulthood. We will work in partnership with them using age appropriate, evidence based educational methods to deliver a consistent approach across the network.
Meet the team
The Diabetes team support children and young people and families who live with diabetes.
Top row left to right: Preya Dey, Coordinator; Clare Longfellow, Dietitian; Nicky Godley, Dietitian; Dr Gardiner, Consultant; Julie Thompson, Coordinator; Debbie Whittaker, Family Link Worker; Jenny Coupland, Dietitian; Dr Grove, Consultant; Dr Jones, Consultant; Kate Scott, Diabetes Nurse
Bottom row left to right: Rachel Mumford: Clinical Psychologist, Nina Jackson: Dietitian, Nancy Harrison, Diabetes Nurse; Jess West, Health Care Assistant; Steph Waters, Nursing Associate; Katie Gallear, Diabetes Nurse; Sally Jennians, Diabetes Nurse; Gemma Callaghan, Dietitian; Rachel Sutherland, Diabetes Nurse; Dr Allegoa, Consultant; Ena Watson, Diabetes Nurse
The diabetes nurses provide patients with their own 'my diabetes workbook' that covers topics of 'what is diabetes?', blood glucose monitoring, injection technique, emotional well being and downloading of pumps and meters.
Ongoing support is provided by the children’s diabetes team including advice on foot care, tips for safe travel, illness management, management for hypoglycaemia for children and young people and alcohol and diabetes.
The team will also provide the following:
- up-to-date, accurate and consistent information about diabetes
- will help children, young people and families to manage their diabetes
- appointments every 3 months
- diabetes psychology support if required
- 24 hours on call service for families.
Feedback from clinic appointments:
If I, or my child, have any worries they don't ever hesitate answering any questions no matter how simple they may be and that's what I really like about the diabetes team. They are very understanding and helpful with any problems or worries we have.
Where can you access this service?
Our 3 monthly clinics are held at the appropriate children’s outpatients at:
- Dewsbury and District Hospital
- Pinderfields Hospital
- Pontefract Hospital
|Main Office base for Pontefract and Pinderfields is: Rowan House Aberford Road Wakefield WF14DG||
Telephone numbers: 01924 543380 / 543381
|Locala contact details (Dewsbury) c/o Admin Hub Batley Health Centre, 130 Upper Commercial Street, Batley, WF17 5ED||
Telephone number (SPOC) 03003 045555
Feedback from a parent about a 'Cook and Eat' event organised by the children’s diabetes team:
The best thing about the session was the support given to us today as novices on this vital issue and seeing other children/adults dealing with this issues – a great learning curve. The staff were so supportive of everyone.
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Paediatric Diabetes
For routine enquires Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Office Tel 01924 543380/1
Office Tel 01924
Kate Scott and Nancy Harrison
Single Point of Contact (SPOC)03003 045555
Mob: 07595 792655
Transition age 14-19 years
Mob: 07899 901169
Transition age 14-19 yearsMob 07881505264
|EMERGENCY ADVICE LINE - Please telephone 01924 541008|
Open daily 7am to 8pm including bank holidays and weekends.
Please leave a name and full contact number and a member of the Paediatric Diabetes team will contact you. If they have not returned your call within 20 minutes please ring back.
After 8pm call 01924 541008 and ask to speak to the Paediatric Registrar.
This service should be used for urgent advice on management of:
If you are unable to reach the above, then contact your GP, NHS 111 service (by dialling 111), or the A & E Department.
|Dietitians||01924 543 580|
|Retinal Screening||01924 541217|
|Children’s outpatients Wakefield||01924 541421|
|Children’s outpatients Dewsbury||01924 319139|
|Children’s outpatients Pontefract||01977 747060|
|Adult diabetes centre Wakefield||01924 213911|
|Adult diabetes centre Pontefract||01977 747930|
|Adult diabetes centre Dewsbury||01924 512289|
|Pinderfields Hospital Switchboard number||01924 541 000|
The team provide training on type 1 diabetes to school staff.
If you would like to know more or access the training phone the office 01924 543 380 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dewsbury Young Diabetics aims to support families whose lives have been touched by diabetes. We organise regular meetings and information sessions and each year try to arrange activities to help children and families learn about the illness.
Digibete is a fantastic resource that has been developed by one of our patient families. It is a video platform designed to help families self-manage Type 1 diabetes and also prepare them for what to expect when they come to clinic for the first time.
Including: lipohypotrophy, injection sites and newly diagnosed information. Watch this video on how to give an injection of glucagon.
CYPDN is a national network of families and diabetes healthcare providers, all working towards a standardised approach to care for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes. Since it was established in 2010 we have seen a significant improvement in HbA1c levels.
JDRF is a global charity dedicated to funding research and providing support for children and young people with Type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes UK is the largest charity focussed on diabetes research in the UK. It provides information and support for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Locala provides the community care for North Kirklees.
Goals of diabetes education is a structured education programme created by Novo Nordisk. It is divided into 6 age groups, designed to provide an overview of key facts that patients and their families should understand and be able to implement as they progress from diagnosis through to transition to the adult service.