Integrated community diabetes service

Please be aware that our adult services are currently affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  Please check here for the latest service information and contact details.

Luton Integrated Community Diabetes Service

The service consists of a multidisciplinary team of specialist diabetes nurses, dietitians and podiatrists who help to optimise diabetes management and reduce risk of diabetes related complications.  

Who can use the service? 
The service is accessible to patients over the age of 18 years diagnosed with diabetes, impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. The service runs specialist diabetes clinics and promotes diabetes education programmes.

The usual route of referral is from a GP, Nurse, Health Care Professional or Hospital Consultant.

The service is based at:

Clinical Base
Luton Treatment Centre
Vestry Close
Luton
LU1 1AR

Office Base
The Poynt
Units 2-3
Poynters Road
Luton, LU4 0LA

Tel: 0333 405 3000

Operating Hours: 8.00 am – 5.00pm on Mondays to Fridays. (Not Bank Holidays)

The Integrated Community Diabetes service provides Group Education Sessions - click here for further details.

During this current Covid-19 pandemic the diabetes team recognises that you may increased anxiety about how to manage your diabetes and/or mental health, so we have gathered some useful resources. Click on the links below and see attached PDF documents.

A further useful resource is the Team Diabetes 101  Twitter page @_diabetes101 which is updated daily. Please note that CCS staff do not govern any content on this forum.

For staff members wishing to update their diabetes knowledge please register with the CDEP Online diabetes competency-based training . Details of how to register for free are available if you email the team on CCS-TR.diabetesluton@nhs.net.

Below are a couple of video's designed to be used as a refresher or confidence builder for patients or carers this during this time of limited health professional visits and who normally receive specialist support.  If you have any issues about your care please contact the team on 0333 405 3128,  or contact your GP or 111.

How to inject insulin

How to check your blood glucose level
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Diganosing DiabetesPDF222.04 KB08 Jun, 2020 Download
How to treat a hypoPDF177.78 KB08 Jun, 2020 Download
Check, Change, Chat - InsulinPDF233.86 KB08 Jun, 2020 Download
Managing Worry about Covid-19 and a Health Condition JPG129.39 KB26 May, 2020 Download
How to Understand Hazard RatiosJPG95.19 KB26 May, 2020 Download
How to Hack your HbA1cJPG92.94 KB26 May, 2020 Download
How to Get to SleepJPG118.83 KB26 May, 2020 Download
20 ways to Relax without Deep BreathingJPG95.09 KB26 May, 2020 Download
FAQs - DM - COVID19.pdf · version 1PDF681.99 KB26 May, 2020 Download
0686 - GLP1 Injectable TherapyPDF1.24 MB04 Feb, 2020 Download
0685 - Starting InsulinPDF1.08 MB04 Feb, 2020 Download
LUTON ICDS EDUCATION PROGRAMMESPDF170.10 KB20 Nov, 2019 Download
0524 - ICDS Service Information LeafletPDF1.10 MB12 Mar, 2018 Download
0364 - Diabetes TeamPDF753.05 KB04 Nov, 2015 Download
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