Diabetes medicine

Diabetes is one of the common long term conditions for all populations and age groups.

Diabetes is one of the common long term conditions for all populations and age groups. It is estimated that diabetes accounts for between 5% and 10% of hospital costs and that one in every 10 hospital beds are occupied by patients who have diabetes. The average length of stay for a patient with diabetes is doubles that of a patient without diabetes.

Diabetes UK has produced standards for the care of someone with diabetes.

Patients should:

  • Receive a full explanation of their treatment and have the opportunity to discuss any particular worries
  • Inform the ward team of their usual dietary requirements and any oral medication or insulin they have. Patients should bring their supplies and equipment with them. If they are removed for safe keeping, they should be returned to the patient before discharge
  • If patients are under the care of the hospital diabetes clinic the clinic should be informed of the patient’s admission
  • If appropriate patients should have access to members of the diabetes care team
  • Continue to manage aspects of their diabetes care, e.g. self injection, however it is appropriate to make sure they are safe to do so
  • Have an explanation regarding sliding scale insulin if this is required during their stay or if they require subcutaneous insulin therapy this should be discussed with them first
  • Not have their capillary blood glucose taken to excess
  • Have an assessment of hypoglycaemia warnings and bring their preferred treatment into hospital with them. This information should be recorded in their nursing/medical records

Boston

Our service

The diabetes specialist team at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston provide a range of services for persons with diabetes including:

  • Inpatient diabetes management
  • Managing diabetes related emergency admissions
  • Pregnancy and diabetes clinics
  • Pre-pregnancy clinic
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) clinic
  • Multidisciplinary diabetes foot clinic
  • Diabetes renal clinic
  • Adolescent and transitional diabetes clinic
  • Complex diabetes (erectile dysfunction, hypoglycaemia)
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Structured (SELECT) diabetes education for type 1 diabetes
  • Specialist dietetic service
  • Diabetes research with research team

Our team

The team at Boston include:

  • Dr Dilip Eapen- consultant physician diabetes and endocrinology
  • Dr Nyi Htwe- consultant physician diabetes and endocrinology
  • Sarah Davis- Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team Lead
  • Yvonne Butter- Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Donna Malone- Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Anna Thomas- Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse
  • Yvonne Lister- Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse
  • Kathryn Kelly- Diabetes Specialist Dietician
  • Rebecca Kearns- Diabetes Specialist Dietician
  • David Flunder- Specialist Podiatrist

Gainsborough

Our service

The diabetes care team at John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough provide a range of services for diabetic patients including:

  • Complex diabetes continuing care service
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) service
  • Diagnostic and classification service
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Managing diabetes related emergencies and admission prevention
  • Specialist dietetic service

Our team

The team at Gainsborough include:

  • Dr Akila DeSilva, consultant physician, diabetes and endocrinology

Grantham

Our service

The diabetes care team at Grantham and District Hospital provide a range of services for diabetic patients including:

  • Inpatient diabetes management
  • Managing diabetes related emergencies and admission prevention
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) service
  • Pre-conception advice service
  • Young adult diabetes service
  • Complex diabetes continuing care service
  • Diagnostic and classification service
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Carbohydrate awareness structured diabetes education
  • SELECT structured diabetes education for type 1 diabetes
  • Specialist dietetic service

Our team

The team at Grantham include:

  • Dr Bala Srinivasan, Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Sarah Bursey – Diabetes Specialist Nurse- Team Lead
  • Geri Harris – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Pam Cranswick – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Heather Zalitis –  Diabetes Specialist Dietitian

Lincoln

Our service

The diabetes care team at Lincoln County Hospital provide a range of services for diabetic patients including:

  • Inpatient diabetes management
  • Managing diabetes related emergencies and admission prevention
  • Pregnancy in diabetes service
  • Pre-conception advice service
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) service
  • Multidisciplinary diabetes foot clinic
  • Adolescent transitional diabetes clinic
  • Young adult diabetes service
  • Complex diabetes continuing care service
  • Diagnostic and classification service
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Carbohydrate awareness structured diabetes education
  • SELECT structured diabetes education for type 1 diabetes
  • Specialist dietetic service
  • Diabetes research team

Our team

The team at Lincoln include:

  • Dr Akila DeSilva – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Chinnusamy Ravikumar – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Bala Srinivasan – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Ammar Tarik – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Alpa Singh – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Hind Hassan – International Training Fellow, Diabetes
  • Sarah Bursey – Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Team Lead
  • Gareth Tromans – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Stacey Walker – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Rajee Chacko – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Pam Cranswick – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Laura Hill – Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
  • Jean Bentley, Specialist Podiatrist
  • Janet Haller, Specialist Podiatrist

For disabled access information about the diabetes department at Lincoln County Hospital please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Louth

Our service

The diabetes care team at County Hospital, Louth provide a range of services for diabetic patients including:

  • Complex diabetes continuing care service
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (insulin pump) service
  • Diagnostic and classification service
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Managing diabetes related emergencies and admission prevention
  • Specialist dietetic service

Our team

The team at Louth include:

  • Dr Alpa Singh –  Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Dr Ammar Tarik – Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Karen Worrell – Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Collette Gibney – Dietitian
  • Sarah Haley  – Diabetes department administrator

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