Please click on the links below for information on Diabetes:
Diabetes is a life-long illness which has a high risk of complications. However, the effective treatment of diabetes means that people who have diabetes can lead a normal life and live successfully with the illness.
Diabetes affects 2.8 million people in the UK, plus thousands more who have not yet been diagnosed.
Effective management of diabetes requires a healthy lifestyle approach and living with diabetes means you will need to have the knowledge and skills to help you manage your condition yourself.
Our Diabetes Team works in partnership with people who have diabetes. The role involves life-long treatment, education, support and monitoring for complications. Our aim is for people who have diabetes to develop realistic short-term and long-term management goals and help them gain the knowledge and skills they need to achieve those goals.
The team supports people who have diabetes by:
- Providing up-to-date, accurate and consistent information about diabetes and endocrine disorders, treatment options and local services
- Helping people who have diabetes to understand the risks and benefits of their current situation, management choice and any alternative treatment options
- Providing appropriate information to help make choices about care easier
- Providing the knowledge and skills needed for the choices made
- Identifying and exploring their current health beliefs and the factors which motivate the ways in which they currently self-care
- Using an approach which treats the person as an individual, is respectful of their health beliefs and is supportive, consistent, and non-judgmental
- Identifying and reviewing the person’s needs, concerns and goals.
We provide diabetes services at all three of our hospitals:
Dewsbury and District Hospital – Diabetes Centre, Staincliffe Wing
Pinderfields Hospital – Edna Coates Diabetes and Endocrine Unit
Pontefract Hospital – Diabetes Centre, New Friarwood House
Each of our specially equipped Diabetes Centres offers the following:
- Consulting rooms
- Dedicated areas for retinal screening and podiatry
- Waiting areas for people who have diabetes
- Disabled access.
Dewsbury and District Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm
Pinderfields Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm
Pontefract Hospital – Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm
Lead Nurse for Diabetes and Endocrinology services:
Tel: 01924 541536
You may find the following websites and contacts helpful:
- Diabetes UK - www.diabetes.org.uk
- Diabetes UK (Wakefield Group) - www.wakefield.diabetesukgroup.org
- Wakefield District Diabetes Patient Focus Group - firstname.lastname@example.org