Young Persons’ Diabetes Service

The Young Person’s Diabetes Team acknowledges that living with diabetes can be challenging at times.  We aim to provide a service that looks at you as an individual. You will find us non-judgmental, supportive and understanding of the choices you make regarding your diabetes management. We understand that making changes can be challenging at times, and we aim to support you throughout this journey.

Although we know good blood glucose control is important, we also recognise this is difficult to achieve at times. We will work together to try to understand why your blood glucose levels might be high, so that you can make the changes which you feel may help.

The clinic is staffed by Consultants in Diabetes and Endocrinology, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian, all of whom are experienced in working with young people. We also work collaboratively with the clinical psychology team.

The diabetes consultants also join the Paediatric Diabetes Team in their clinic on Monday mornings. We meet young people transferring their care from the paediatric team to the adult team at this clinic. We work very closely with the paediatric team to ensure a smooth transition to the adult services.
As a team we can only assess how well things are going by your feedback.  We will take this seriously and encourage individual feedback at any time.
Thank you for attending our clinic and we look forward to working with you.

The young person's team and their contant details

Dr Fong Chau                      
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Secretary Telephone: 0117 414 6419

Dr Vernon Parfitt  
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Secretary Telephone: 0117 414 6419

Dr Danijela Tatovic
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Secretary Telephone: 0117 414 6422

Dr Hassan Kahal
Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology
Secretary Telephone: 0117 414 6419

Nikki Davies
Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Telephone: 0117 414 6427
Email: nicola.davies@nbt.nhs.uk

Faye Cochrane
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
Telephone: 0117 414 7418
Email: faye.cochrane@nbt.nhs.uk

Young Persons’ Diabetes Clinic

Our young person’s clinic is held weekly on a Monday afternoon in Gate 12 of the Brunel Building. It starts at 12.00 and runs all afternoon.