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Diabetes

We offer specified packages of care to people with type one and type two diabetes to enable and promote optimal diabetes control. This may include education (Xpert), clinic appointments and telephone advice to support you, your carers and/or relatives. NHS logo

Xpert education is delivered by a dedicated team of people including associate diabetes educators and education administrators. Xpert is offered on a referral basis usually, sent from GP practice on diagnosis of diabetes; but the course is also suitable for people who have had diabetes for some time. The Xpert programme is a six week group diabetes education programme. You will learn all about the up-to-date treatments and management and you will have the opportunity to explore problems and issues you may have with your diabetes.

MINT1E is a structured education course for those with Type 1 diabetes on multi-dose injections (Basal Bolus). This involves a full day session every week for four consecutive weeks and focuses on carbohydrates and insulin and their impact on blood glucose levels.

For patients who have reached maximum oral diabetes medication, or patients who are starting other types of diabetes medication, we offer clinic appointments at various locations within the Medway and Swale areas; having received a referral from a healthcare professional. We have four diabetes specialist nurses and one diabetes staff nurse covering the locations of Swale, Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester.

Referrals should be made by a GP, practice nurse or other healthcare professional and must include a full relevant medical history, full medications list and a copy of recent blood results.

If you are a current patient of our service or a healthcare professional seeking advice, we can be contacted by email or by calling 01634 382721. Otherwise please contact your GP in the first instance.

The following forms are for use by healthcare professionals only:-

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