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Diabetes Centre

The Diabetes Service provides eleven general outpatient clinics per month in addition to specialist clinics for Young Adults (16-25 yrs), Diabetic Foot, Insulin Pumps, and Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes and a Combined Renal Diabetes clinic.

Diabetes Day Centre

At the core of the Diabetes Centre is the Diabetes Day Centre, which provides holistic multidisciplinary care to patients and families.  Our aim is to promote self-management for patients while minimising the risk of developing diabetes-related complications.

  • The centre operates on an appointment system.
  • A telephone service is also provided for support, advice and to triage emergencies.
  • We offer individual education and structured education programmes for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. One such programme is the DAFNE programme, a 5-day programme for outpatients with Type 1 diabetes. Six DAFNE programmes are run per year.

The Diabetes Centre is also a major resource for other health professionals in the Hospital and the community.

Research interests of the department include continuous glucose monitoring, continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy, hypoglycaemia, transplantation, cystic fibrosis related diabetes and diabetes vascular disease.

Referrals/Contacting us

The email address below is for referrals to Endoscopy where HealthLinks cannot be used.   We encourage all referrals to come through HealthLink as this is the safest and most appropriate method however as some GP practices do not have access to Healthlink the email addresses below will be an alternative method of referral.

The Diabetes Day Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Consultants in Endocrinology / Diabetology

  • Professor Christopher Thompson: Dial switch at (01) 809 3000 and ask for Bleep 272
  • Dr Diarmuid Smith: Dial switch at (01) 809 3000 and ask for Bleep 133
  • Dr Amar Al-Agha: Dial switch at (01) 809 3000 and ask for Bleep 029

Staff

Clinical Nurse Manager Sonya Browne (01) 809 2744 
Clinical Nurse Specialists Tara Brown
(01) 8092744
Niamh Mulligan

Deirdre O’Connell (01)8092744
Lisa Egan  (inpatients)  (01) 797 7717
Staff Nurses Adrienne O'Connell
(01) 8092744
Arun Joy
(01) 8092744
Secretaries Elizabeth Martin (01) 809 2745
Sharmaine Callaghan (01) 809 2744 

Clinics

Please use the Clinic Search feature to find information about Diabetes clinics.

Special notes for diabetes outpatients

  • Before you attend a diabetes outpatients clinic, you will need to have blood tests.  Please contact the clinic secretary for details. Telephone numbers are listed in the Clinic Search feature.
  • When you attend a clinic, please bring your medications or up-to-date prescription.
  • If you are having an annual check-up on your eyes, please do not drive.


Patient Information Guides

Introduction to Insulin Pumps

Information for GP's & Practice Nurses

Clinical Nurse Specialist –Diabetes Integrated Care

Helen Twamley   086 0478100 helen.twamley@hse.ie

Amanda Ledwith 086 8139734 amanda.ledwith@hse.ie

Eilish Condron      087 1618113 eilish.condron@hse.ie

These nurses can assist your practice in setting up diabetes clinics, support existing clinics, provide telephone support or offer training and educational updates. Our aim is by working together using an integrated care approach we can enable people with Type 2 diabetes to achieve improved clinical parameters and quality of life outcomes.

Below are some useful links and referral forms

Guidelines and Management –Type 2 Diabetes Version 3 2019 

Structured Patient Education for Type 2 Diabetes  or individual review with Community Dietitian

Foot Care

List of approved Community Chiropodists

Community Chiropody Referral Form 

Diabetes Patients who have moderate or high risk Foot can be reviewed by Community Podiatrist - see here for the Community Podiatry Referral Form    (This is in addition to regular Chiropody)

Referral form for Foot Ulceration Assessment   

Email  to  beaumontpodiatry@beaumont.ie,  Please attach medical history and medications .