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Diabetes specialist teams

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Location of service
Contact details


What the service does

Diabetes specialist teams are based in the community. They provide the following services to people with diabetes and their carers:

  • specialist care
  • treatment
  • support
  • education

Diabetes specialist teams work with a range of patients, including:

  • vulnerable adults
  • people with learning difficulties
  • people whose diabetes is complex and difficult to manage

Diabetes specialist teams offer:

  • clinics in health centres and wellbeing and treatment centres
  • visits to patients’ homes (when appropriate)
  • holistic management to reduce the risk of diabetes related complications
  • glycaemic management, including oral antidiabetic drugs, insulin initiation and titration
  • specialist dietetic advice and support
  • specialist podiatry clinics
  • personalised education programmes
  • one-to-one diabetes education sessions

Who provides the service

Diabetes specialist teams are made up of:

  • nurses
  • dietitians
  • podiatrists
  • healthcare assistants

How to access the service

We accept referrals from:

  • hospitals
  • GPs
  • other healthcare professionals

Location of service

Diabetes specialist teams are based at:

Clinics are also held in:

Contact details

  • South and East Belfast call management centre: 028 9615 8200
  • North and West Belfast call management centre: 028 9615 8100