Diabetes Specialist Nursing Contact Information

Email: diabetesadmin@nhs.net
If your enquiry is urgent please contact your GP, community nurse or community diabetes nurse

Diabetes Specialist Nursing


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Diabetes Specialist Nurses work in hospitals and community clinics to help people with diabetes to safely manage their condition.

Support for people in an emergency situation

Diabetes Type 1 - What to do when you are ill

Diabetes Type 2 - What to do when you are ill


Monitor your diabetes with your smartphone

If you have type 1 Diabetes are currently using the Libre read our FreeStyle Libre 2 patient information [pdf] 155KB.  If you are not, contact your healthcare professional to see if you meet the criteria. Checking your glucose levels more often can help you stay in your target glucose range.

Diabetes specialist nurses: support for people in hospital

Diabetes specialist nurses work with Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to identify people with diabetes patients in hospital. The nurses provide expert nursing care to patients with diabetes in hospital to support their early discharge and reduce readmissions. They also educate patients and other healthcare professionals on the management of diabetes in hospital. Diabetes specialist nurses work with GPs and other healthcare professionals.

The nurses are available Monday to Friday at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (Truro), West Cornwall Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital. Cover is provided over four day bank holiday weekends.

Through our network of community hospitals the diabetes specialist nurses support adults with type1 and type 2 diabetes. The nurses will work with patients to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the complications associated with the condition. The nurses can support you with carbohydrate counting, pre-conceptual advice, ante natal care and insulin pump therapy.
A support group is provided for patients with type 1 diabetes. The nurses also offer education on the condition to other healthcare professionals. There is currently a support group particularly for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

The diabetes specialist nurses who work in the community are available Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm.

If you have an appointment and need to get in touch please refer to your appointment letter. Details of the facilities at our community hospitals are available on the hospital pages.


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Insulin Pump Therapy for type 1 diabetes

FreeStyle Libre 2 patient information[pdf] 155KB