Diabetes

What we do

Our Diabetes service offers expert advice from different fields of medicine, providing all-round support for people with diabetes. We aim to provide an accessible, co-ordinated and comprehensive service that includes treatment and education.

Our specialist services include:

  • pre-pregnancy clinics, antenatal and obstetric care
  • complication management, including foot, renal, eye and neurological
  • paediatric and young persons’ clinics
  • an intensified insulin therapy service, including insulin pumps and the management of problematic hypoglycaemia.

We also provide education including one-to-one help with starting on insulin; group and one-to-one education about how to self-manage diabetes; and group help with starting new therapies.

A unique feature is our liaison psychiatry service, which provides psychological care for people with diabetes as part of their overall treatment plan.

We are also one of only six UK centres offering islet cell transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes and recurrent problematic hypoglycaemia.

Location

Suite 3, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 8313

Conditions we treat

Our service has various clinics that deal with the following conditions:

  • newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • retinopathy
  • pregnancy complicated by diabetes (pre-existing or gestational)
  • renal complications and associated hypertension
  • autonomic neuropathy/gastroparesis
  • erectile dysfunction
  • post-transplantation diabetes
  • lipid management
  • diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, ischaemic conditions, peripheral vascular disease.

We also offer DECS, liaison psychiatry, pre-pregnancy care, a full range of podiatric services and treatments, full supportive orthotic services, educational programmes for diabetes management, islet transplantation, DAFNE programme for type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy.

We are piloting the 3 Dimensions of Care For Diabetes (3DFD) programme for Lambeth and Southwark residents targeting people with difficult to control diabetes. Referral criteria for 3DFD includes poorly controlled diabetes for at least six months with HbA1c > 9% as well as social problems and/or psychological problems.

Diabetes outpatient clinics
We do not have an emergency walk-in clinic, but if patients turn up, Monday-Friday, they will be checked and triaged by clinic nurses to assess if they need to be seen urgently or an appointment can be made to return to clinic or, if appropriate, local community diabetes clinic.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national Choose and Book system. Please see the Choose and Book page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

For checking new and follow-up appointments, please telephone King's Outpatient Appointment Centre (OPACS).

Tel: 020 3299 1919
Fax: 020 3299 1921

Call centre staff are available 8am-6pm, Monday – Friday; 9am-12 noon, Saturday. The number is an automated service: select Option 1, Medical Outpatients, then Option 4, Other Departments.

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals please contact the Diabetes secretaries via the switchboard on 020 3299 9000.

Other Queries

Diabetes Outpatient Department, tel: 020 3299 8570

Diabetic Foot Clinic tel: 020 3299 3223

Diabetes Pregnancy Clinic, tel: 020 3299 1739 or the diabetes secretaries as above.

Referral form for Diabetic Eye Complication Screening at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

Referral Forms

There are no referral forms for this service.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Prof Stephanie Amiel Professor of Diabetes/Consultant Physician
Ms Monique Boerkamp Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Ms Jennie Brown Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Dr Pratik Choudhary Consultant Physician
Mrs Alison Cox Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Nicole De Zoysa Clinical Psychologist
Dr Anne Doherty Consultant Psychiatrist (Locum)
Miss Geraldine Gallen Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Carol Gayle Consultant Physician, Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Ms Cinzia Halfyard Community Diabetic Nurse
Miss Colette Harbutt paediatric diabetes specialist nurse
Dr Khalida Ismail consultant psychiatrist
Mrs Mary Lee Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Dr Rifat Malik Consultant
Mrs Philippa Marks Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Omar Mustafa Locum consultant
Mrs Georgia Noble-bell Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Joanna Raeburn Associate Specialist
Mrs Helen Rogers Diabetes Consultant Nurse
Ms Benedetta Rossi Diabetes Technician
Mrs Jo Sewell DSN
Miss Anna Vanderpuye Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Min Zhao Senior Islet scientist