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.
Suite 3, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 8313
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Conditions we treat
Our service has various clinics that deal with the following conditions:
- newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- 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
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.
For urgent referrals please contact the Diabetes secretaries via the switchboard on 020 3299 9000.
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.
Key Clinical Staff
|Prof Stephanie Amiel||Professor of Diabetes/Consultant Physician|
|Miss Anita Beckwith||Lead DAFNE Educator/Coordinator|
|Ms Monique Boerkamp||Diabetes Specialist Nurse|
|Ms Jennie Brown||Diabetes Nurse Specialist|
|Dr Pratik Choudhary||Consultant Physician|
|Mrs Alison Cox||Lead In-Patient Diabetes Specialist Nurse|
|Dr Nicole De Zoysa||Clinical Psychologist|
|Dr Anne Doherty||Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist|
|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|
|Mrs Claire Pengilley||Diabetes specialist nurse|
|Dr Joanna Raeburn||Associate Specialist|
|Miss Holly Roche||dsn|
|Mrs Helen Rogers||Diabetes Consultant Nurse|
|Ms Benedetta Rossi||Diabetes Technician|
|Prof Francesco Rubino||Chair of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery|
|Mrs Jo Sewell||DSN|
|Ms Helen Tang||Islet Scientist|
|Miss Anna Vanderpuye||Diabetes Specialist Nurse|
|Dr Prash Vas||Consultant in Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine|
|Dr Min Zhao||Senior Islet scientist|