Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey

Diabetes Service (York)

The York Children and Young People’s Diabetes Service works together with children and families to provide medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological support to children and young people with diabetes.

The team look after children  from the early stage of diagnosis through long term follow up to achieve the best long term health.

The team work with children, their families and school staff to support blood glucose control through blood testing, carbohydrate counting, insulin dose adjustment and management of exercise, illness, hypoglycaemia.

There is a process of transition through childrens, teenage and young persons clinics to the young adult clinic. This helps children develop their own knowledge and independence in managing the condition.

Services are provided at:

  • The York Hospital
  • The New Selby War Memorial Hospital
  • Out in the community – home and school visits

The diabetes team are located on the child assessment unit (ward 18) at York Hospital

Key Staff

Role  Name                       Contact Details                 
Dietician   Sarah Jayes  

Liz Baker

Jo Mannion

Dominic Smith 

Endocrinologist  Jonny Thow   
Consultant psychologist  Emma Peakman   
Consultant psychiatrist  Nick Sykes  
Children’s diabetes nurse specialists

Diane Mitchell

Ruth Kingsley

Katie Holmes

Louise Wootton

Specialist nurse office 

01904 721317 

The Team

How to refer to the service?

GPs refer to the oncall team for a child with suspected new diagnosis diabetes.

Symptoms of diabetes are:

  • excessive thirst
  • passing urine frequently
  • weight loss
  • tiredness

Useful Links

Information about paediatric diabetes in the region

UK diabetes charity

National parent and children’s online discussion group