Diabetes Specialist Nurses

Diabetes is a complex condition affecting all aspects of an individual’s life. Day to day management is vitally important to avoid both the short and long term complications.

Diabetes specialist nurses have undergone specialist training in either the care of children or adults with diabetes and work closely with the other professionals involved in diabetes care to promote successful management of diabetes.

Diabetes specialist nurses offer a range of Adult services which include:

  • Diabetes specialist nurse clinics
  • Diabetes care in hospital/nursing or residential homes
  • Support for those with diabetes at school
  • Prescribing, teaching and stabilisation of people needing insulin therapy
  • Desmond self-management programme for adults with type 2 diabetes
  • Choice self-management programme for adults with type 1 diabetes
  • Education programmes for advice to health and social care professionals caring for people with diabetes
  • Insulin pump service
  • Telemonitoring/telephone advice
  • Home visits where appropriate

There is an open referral system and people with diabetes may contact the service directly and will be allocated an appointment at the most suitable location within a time frame appropriate to the reason for referral. Alternatively referrals to our service routinely come from GPs and Practice Nurses as well as medical and nursing staff within hospital.

For further information please contact:

Limavady /Londonderry / Strabane:
Hospital Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Altnagelvin Hospital
Glenshane Road
Tel: 028 7134 5171
  Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse
1st Floor
Sevenoaks Fold
Crescent Link, Londonderry
Tel: 028 7131 4273

Londonderry / Strabane Clinics
Monday: Shanthallow Health Centre; Waterside Health Centre
Tuesday: Altnagelvin Outpatients; Strabane Health Centre; Roe Valley Hospital; Desmond Education Programme (venues vary)
Wednesday: Old Trust Library, Creggan; Strabane Health Centre
Thursday: Diabetes Antenatal Clinic, Altnagelvin; Strabane Health Centre; Altnagelvin Outpatients; Claudy Health Centre (1st Thursday); Strabane Health Centre
Friday: Great James Street Health Centre; Limavady Health Centre


Omagh / Enniskillen Contacts
Hospital Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Tyrone County Hospital
1 Hospital Road
Tel: (028) 8283 3100
  Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Oakhill House
Block B Tyrone County Hospital
1 Hospital Road
Tel: (028) 8283 3246
Hospital District Specialist Nurse
South West Acute Hospital
Tel: (028) 6638 2462


Monday: Community Clinics; Community Clinics
Tuesday: Diabetes Centre, TCH, Omagh;
Wednesday: Diabetes Centre, TCH, Omagh; Erne Hospital, Enniskillen
Thursday: South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, Community Clinics
Friday: South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, Community Clinics

*For further details of community clinics held in local health centres, please contact Community DSN at Oakhill House.

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