Contact the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Team

Call 01209 318 111 or email the Diabetes Admin Team.

If you have an appointment and need to get in touch, refer to your appointment letter. If you need urgent clinical advice, contact your GP practice or call NHS 111.

Diabetes specialist nursing

Diabetes specialist nurses work in hospitals and community clinics to help people with diabetes to manage their condition.

We can support you with:

  • advice for the management of diabetes for hospital procedures
  • ante natal care
  • carbohydrate counting
  • diabetes and technology
  • frailty
  • end stage renal failure
  • insulin pump therapy
  • pre-conceptual advice

Support for people in an emergency situation

Support in the community

Through our network of community hospitals, diabetes specialist nurses support adults with type1 and type 2 diabetes. The nurses work with patients to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the complications associated with diabetes.

The team who work in the community are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Support for people in hospital

Our 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.

Diabetes specialist nurses educate patients and other healthcare professionals on the management of diabetes in hospital. They also work with GPs and other healthcare professionals.

The nurses are available Monday to Friday at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, West Cornwall Hospital, and St Michael’s Hospital. Cover is also provided over 4-day bank holiday weekends.


Patient information leaflets

Clinic IDs

  • Diasend clinic ID is 08712912
  • Glooko clinic ID is encorncds
  • Libre view ID is 08712912

National resources

Video appointments

We provide video appointments using Attend Anywhere. Join your appointment by video.