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Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that means the body cannot properly control the amount of sugar in the blood. The disease comes in two forms: Type 1 diabetes develops when the body does not produce enough insulin, and Type 2 is when the body does not use it properly.

Diabetes is an increasing problem for people who lead an inactive lifestyle or eat a poor diet.  We aim to improve the quality of life for patients with diabetes by helping them to increase their knowledge and understanding of their condition, and of course to provide relevant treatment.

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Team

Consultant Physicians
Dr Hisham Ibrahim (Lead Clinician
)
Specialist areas: intensive diabetes control, insulin pump therapy, hypertension and kidney disease in diabetes, weight management in diabetes, and general endocrinology.
Tel: 0121 507 2739

Dr Peter Davies
Specialist areas: management of diabetes during pregnancy, pre-conception, structured patients’ education and general endocrinology.
Tel: 0121 507 3908

Dr Doug Robertson
Specialist areas: Intensive diabetes control and cardiovascular risk factors management.
Tel: 0121 507 3907

Associate Specialist

Dr Prabir Banerjee
Specialist areas: Foot problems in diabetes, thyroid disease.

Senior diabetes specialist nurse

Sister Noreen Barker
Tel: 0121 507 2458

Diabetes specialist nurses
Deloris Corlis-Jones
Jagjit Dhallu
Deborah Collins
Lynne Braycotton

Diabetes Specialist Dietitians
Hardeep Ghandi
Stephanie Rayson

Footcare Team
Edward Guest
Kulwinder Johal

Clinics Co-ordinator
Sigrid Lewis

Reception/Support Staff and Healthcare Assistants
Julie Cheadle
Jayne Spruce
Lynn Etchells
Balber Kaur
Sue Harris

Services

We treat all aspects of diabetes in both its forms, as well as conditions affecting other glandular systems in the body. Patients may be treated as an inpatient or outpatient in hospital, or at a clinic in a community setting.

We run clinics for patients who have been referred by theirGP. We offer guidance and information about how to make lifestyle changes.

Treatments include:

  •   Optimising glycaemic control (using insulin to help control blood sugar levels)
  •   Managing cardiovascular risk (how the heart rate and exercise can help)
  •   Insulin pump therapy (an alternative to insulin injections)
  •   Renal (kidney) disease
  •   Patient assessment and advice on medication

We also run clinics for young adults with the disease, foot problems, management of diabetes during pregnancy and in pre-conception. We also have specialist teams providing care for adults with diabetes and support for their families or carers within their own home or care home.

Patient Stories

Please feel free to share your experiences of this service. Please e-mail your views to swbh.comms@nhs.net

Patient Information

Patient information leaflets
Hypoglycaemia
Young Adult Diabetes Transition Clinic

Contacts

If you require more specific information on these services please contact the relevant consultant through the main switchboard: 0121 554 3801.

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