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
|Children’s diabetes nurse specialists
Specialist nurse office
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
Information about paediatric diabetes in the region
UK diabetes charity
National parent and children’s online discussion group