The Integrated Diabetes Service provide a range of services aimed at providing specialist treatment, advice and education for people with diabetes, their carer’s and other health professionals.
We are a specialist integrated team of Consultants, Doctors, Diabetes Nurses, Podiatrists, Dietician and Health care assistants. Treatment is provided at community clinics, patients own homes and Tameside General Hospital wards including antenatal clinics. People with diabetes are referred to our service from their G.P or other healthcare professional for specialist care.
Who make up the Diabetes Team
Consultants & Specialist Doctors
Diabetes Specialist Nurses
High Risk Foot Team Podiatrists
Patients referred to this service benefit from the following
Consultant review and management of diabetes control taking into account a full holistic view and associated co-morbidities. This is provided in a community setting, ward round and also as an antenatal outpatient clinic.
Diabetes Nurses also review and manage diabetes control. They are skilled in the most up to date diabetes medications and equipment. They can provide insulin starts and insulin pump advice. They also run a young persons clinic from Ashton Primary care centre for patients aged 18 to 25. They attend jointly with Consultants to the antenatal outpatient clinic and will provide advice to wards, district nurses, care homes, GPs and other health professionals caring for patients with diabetes. As independent prescribers they can support and care for individuals with complex diabetes needs, offering patient centred care from a named nurse. They work closely with other health professionals to improve your care.
Advice and support to people with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes
Advice and support for people with diabetes with persistent hypoglycaemia or hyperglycaemia
Support for people transferring to insulin or GLP1 therapy
A specialist advice resource for other health professionals
Health education to patients and their carers via programmes such as XPERT, Living with Diabetes and DAFNE
pre-conceptual /Pre-pregnancy advisory service
Educational packages for Health Care Professionals
High Risk Foot Team are HPC registered Podiatrists providing specialist interventions for patients with complex foot ulcerations. This can include scalpel debridement, specialist dressings such as Larvae therapy or topical negative therapies. They also cast patients to provide pressure relief for foot ulcers or charcot neuroarthropathy treatment. They work with the Vascular, Orthopaedic and Diabetes Consultants and can facilitate rapid, direct access for patients with limb threatening infection or ulceration. Annual arterial screening service for people who have previously had a lower limb amputation, with the aim of reducing any risks to their remaining limb.
(see separate High Risk Foot Team service page for further information)
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian is HPC registered with skills and experience in helping you to understand how your food and lifestyle choices influence your diabetes. Advice will be tailored specifically to you; the diabetes dietitan will always work with you to identify achievable goals.
Dietary advice such as carbohydrate counting, insulin dose adjustment
Dietary advice during pregnancy
Health Care Assistants support all clinicians at Ashton Primary Care. They are available to take bloods, blood pressure and general medical observations that may be required to aid a clinical decision. They can help the high risk foot team take dressings down and prepare the feet for the clinician. The Health care assistants are also available to facilitate group education sessions.
Integrated Diabetes Service
Dewsnap Lane Clinic
Tel 0161 366 2160
Tel: 0161 922 4888 (community central booking)