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Diabetes Specialist Team (Scarborough) 

The Diabetes Team educate and support adults and children with diabetes mellitus, their families and carers, and health care professionals.

They are involved in delivering diabetes care, working across hospital and community settings in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale locality.


  • Input into specialist consultant-led diabetes team services: children and teenagers with diabetes, people with diabetes who become pregnant or those who develop diabetes in pregnancy, people with Type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps.
  • Supporting people with diabetes who come into hospital to self-manage their diabetes and advise the medical and nursing teams caring for them on their diabetes management.
  • Education and support of people with diabetes and their families in the management of complicated diabetes issues, either in nurse-led clinics or telephone support.
  • Supporting health care colleagues in GP surgeries and the community through joint clinics or case note discussions with nurses and doctors.
  • Delivery of structured group education programmes for people with diabetes. For example ‘DAFNE’ (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) for people with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Development and delivery of education programmes for hospital–based and community health care professionals

Services are provided at:

  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Whitby Community Hospital
  • Malton Community Hospital


Diabetes Office, Cardio-respiratory Unit, First Floor of Scarborough Hospital.

Diabetes Co-ordinator – 01723 342274


Are taken via health care professionals from community or hospital settings

Meet the Team

Name Title  Special Interest Contact 
Sue North Senior Diabetes Specialist NursePatient and health care professional structured education programmes.

‘DAFNE’ Educator

01723 385114

07920 073762

Mandy BrownDiabetes Specialist NurseInsulin pumps

Pregnancy and diabetes

Teenagers in transition from children’s diabetes services to adult diabetes care

01723 385113

07920 073761

Molly FosterDiabetes Specialist NurseInpatient care

‘DAFNE’ Educator

01723 385109

07920 073763

Suzanne Wright Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse  Children and teenagers with diabetes01723 342365

07920 073760

Helen Hinchliffe Diabetes Services Co-ordinator 01723 342274




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