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Diabetes Service

Alder Hey’s Diabetes Service is run by a team of people who have a specialised knowledge of the care and treatment of diabetes.

You can find out more about them here.

Diabetes nursing team

A dedicated team of specialist and research nurses who offer help and support. The Diabetes nurses help with managing the day to day aspects of diabetes care. They work very closely with families and are a link between home and hospital. The Diabetes nursing team also help with supporting and educating schools and colleges about diabetes.

Everyone who uses the Diabetes Service has a Lead Nurse who has responsibility for coordinating their diabetes care.

  • Sue Kerr – Clinical Nurse Specialist Diabetes
  • Anna Bradley – Associate Nurse Specialist Diabetes
  • Kath Millar – Associate Nurse Specialist Diabetes
  • Noala Bradshaw – Associate Nurse Specialist Diabetes
  • Jonathan Mimnagh – Diabetes Nurse Specialist
  • Keith Thornborough – Diabetes Nurse Practitioner

Diabetes doctors

The Alder Hey Diabetes Consultants are the doctors who have overall responsibility for diabetes care. Each young person who uses our service will see one of our three consultants at clinics which usually take place every three months. Attending these clinics are a very important part of diabetes care.

  • Dr Princy Paul – Clinical Lead & Consultant in Paediatric Diabetes
  • Dr Atrayee Ghatak – Consultant Paediatric Diabetes
  • Dr Fulya Mehta – Consultant Paediatric Diabetes
  • Dr Majid Taufik – Associate Specialist Doctor

Diabetes Dietitian

A healthy diet and lifestyle are an important part of managing diabetes, as well as knowing how food and lifestyle affects blood glucose levels. Our Diabetes Dietitian offers support with managing food, exercise and diabetes management.

  • Emma O’Sullivan – Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Clinical Psychologists

Living with diabetes isn’t always easy. Clinical Psychologists help you with any difficulties young people are facing with regards to diabetes.  They can introduce young people and their families to ways of coping with stress, mood and relationship issues and offer support.

They work with the team to help them understand what is important to you and what help you may need.

  • Dr Anna Simmons – Clinical Psychologist Diabetes
  • Dr Laura Nicholson – Clinical Psychologist Diabetes

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