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West Hampshire Diabetes service

We are a team of diabetes specialist consultants, nurses, dietitians and educators.  We bring specialist diabetes care closer to home at a variety of local community hospitals and GP surgeries.

A member of staff educating a patient about diabetes

We aim to ensure people with diabetes in West Hampshire:

  • have access excellent skills and advice
  • achieve personal targets
  • actively participate in their diabetes care wherever possible

 

Who is this service for?

You will normally manage your diabetes with the support of your GP or practice nurse. However, if you have poor control of your sugar (glycaemic) levels, or have diabetes related complications you may require additional support from our service. 

Your annual diabetes review will take place with your GP and practice nurse. If you, or your care team, have any concerns following this review, they can make a referral to our service.

We don’t provide services for pregnant women, children or people using insulin pumps. If you fall into these categories, your GP will advise you on the services available to you.

Get access to this service

You can request a referral through your GP, or other healthcare professional. You can also refer yourself to our service by completing our self-referral form and posting or emailing it to us.

How we can help

We help support you, your family and carers by providing education and guidance on managing diabetes. We also provide educational support for primary care staff, such as GPs or practice nurses.

Our team includes consultants, diabetes specialist nurses and specialist dietitians.

We run free courses for people with Type 1 and 2 diabetes across South West Hampshire. These courses can help you to learn more about your condition and manage it more effectively. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people with diabetes and to ask questions or voice concerns.

Find out more about our Type 1 and Type 2 education.

Diabetes app coming soon!

We are currently developing our new diabetes mobile app. 

Health care professionals and service users will be able to have easy access to the key information about the service. The app which will be launched in the near future and will host diabetes pathways, training, patient education and registration for research projects.

Here's what it be be like: