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Diabetes Service

The diabetes service offers a comprehensive service for adults with diabetes.

The service provides a multidisciplinary team approach, with clinics staffed by consultant diabetologists, specialist nurses and specialist diabetes dieticians and specialist diabetes podiatrists. There are also virtual clinics – where a consultant and diabetes specialist nurse attend the GP practice and offer advice, education and management plans for identified patients by the practice.

Who is it for?

The team's aim is to offer support to all adults registered with a Birmingham GP who have Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and who are at risk of complications, whether that is due to a raised HbA1c (click here for further explanation of HbA1c), weight management issues or problems with injection sites.

Key Services

The team provides highly specialist treatment advice and training in:

Consultant lead multidisciplinary diabetes clinics in the community: (Please click on link below to download our Diabetes Service Referral Form)

Dietetic session, one to one dietetic consultations. 

Podiatry clinics, Provides specialist podiatry treatment and wound care and routine risk foot conditions.

Comprehensive Diabetes care that includes

  • Insulin and GLP-1 analogues initiation, titration and self-management
  • Insulin Pump and Intensive Type 1 reviews
  • assessment and titration of oral hypoglycaemic agents
  • blood glucose monitoring
  • carbohydrate counting

Diabetes Home Care Plan

  • DSN support at home for house bound diabetes patients
  • DSN support at Care Homes and Nursing Homes – for individual patient care and education of care home staff
  • DSN support for prison inmates

GP/Practice Nurse support through:

  • Virtual clinics
  • Telephone advice/email advice
  • In-practice teaching
  • GP workshops, Master classes
  • Warwick certificate course

Diabetes Education Programmes

DAFNE (Type 1)

DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating) is a five day skills-based structured education patient programme in intensive insulin therapy and self management for people with type 1 diabetes. Patients must have  type 1 diabetes for a least 6 months, be aged 18 or older, must speak and have a good understanding of English, be willing to inject insulin and test their blood glucose at least 4 times daily, and be comfortable being in a group.

Click here to download the DAFNE courses for 2017


The local X-PERT programme is a six-week group diabetes education programme. There are two key parts of the programme including XPERT Diabetes and XPERT Insulin. You will learn all about the up-to-date treatments and management of diabetes and will have the opportunity to explore and address problems/issues that you may have with your diabetes.

Any  health professional may refer to the Education Service by completing the relevant referral forms downloadable at the bottom of this page. 

This can either be emailed to

or faxed to: 0121 245 5721

Contact Us

Diabetes Team
Lansdowne Health Centre
34 Lansdowne Street
Winson Green 
B18 7EE

Tel:  0121 245 5720                
Fax:  0121 245 5721

Diabetes Documents