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Diabetes

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Colchester Hospital

All outpatient diabetes services are run by

North East Essex Diabetes Services (NEEDS) and referrals for this need to be redirected to NEEDS. We work with:

  • the Paediatric Diabetes Team in the weekly Transition Clinic
  • the weekly Diabetes Antenatal Clinic
  • Diabetes Foot Clinic involving NEEDS, Podiatry, Vascular Surgery and Bone and joint surgeon

info@diabetesneeds.org.uk

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Clinics

Contact

08452 413 313

Ipswich Hospital

We run Diabetic Clinics dealing with all aspects of diabetes care including:

  • Renal disease
  • Insulin dose adjustment
  • Insulin pumps
  • Advice about starting a family
  • Diabetes in pregnancy – situated in the hospital antenatal clinic
  • Transition from children’s services
  • Education about Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

We have separate children’s clinics and can help with:

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes caused by genetic problems
  • Diabetes linked to other diseases, such as Cystic Fibrosis

We offer:

  • School visits
  • Newsletters
  • Social events
  • Annual Children’s diabetes holiday

We are unable to perform routine podiatry or foot checks for people with diabetes but if you have a problem such as ulceration or a hot, red foot you can be seen at our diabetic foot clinic. You can be referred by your GP, nurse or podiatrist. We can:

  • Fully assess your foot, in collaboration with a vascular or orthopaedic surgeon when needed
  • Do blood tests
  • Do tests such as X-Rays, angiograms
  • Take samples of any wounds
  • Remove dead or unhealthy tissue.
  • Do minor procedures in clinic or arrange other procedures elsewhere
  • Sometimes take photographs of wounds, but only with your consent

The Diabetes UK website has information about foot health.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01473 704 912

 

Halstead Hospital

We provide a diabetic service at this hospital.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01787 273 110

Harwich Hospital

We provide a diabetic service at this hospital.

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

01255 201 200

In this department we deal with all hormone related problems:

  • Diabetes

Please use the links above to see information for the services provided at your nearest hospital. 

For information about specific diabetes related problems, please see the NHS Choices website.

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