About this service

Colchester Hospital children’s diabetes service

Our children’s diabetes service is a multi-professional team. We support children and young people with diabetes up to age 19.

Contact the Colchester Children’s Diabetes team

The service operates Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Call us on 01206 742 758.

Out of hours, there is and advice service for patients already under our care:

  • Monday to Friday from 5 pm to 8 am
  • 24 hours a day during weekends and bank holidays.

Call the out of hours service on 07759 118 299.

Team aims

  • Provide evidence-based care for children with diabetes
  • Prevent long term complications
  • Reduce and prevent hospital admissions

Our service

  • Education, training and support at diagnosis for the child, young person and their family as well as ongoing support (NICE and Best practice guidelines)
  • Support in school settings with education, training and personalised care plans
  • Insulin pump service
  • Designated age appropriate clinics for patients, including an adolescent clinic
  • 24 hour access to specialist advice

Our other activities

  • Engage in the East of England children’s diabetes network
  • Contribute in the national paediatric diabetes audit (NPDA)
  • Participate in the national diabetes Peer review process
  • Participate in diabetes research
  • Offer the opportunity for our patients to attend fun and educational events


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