Peninsula Community Health

Diabetes Specialist Nursing

Blood Sugar Monitor

Our Diabetes Service supports people with Diabetes to manage their condition in a safe way; promoting independence, and delivering positive, long-term physical and psychological results.

In-patient Team

Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Treliske Site

The Adult Diabetes In-Patient Team improves the care and management of adult in-patients with Diabetes on the RCH site. This service quickly identifies patients with diabetes, supports early discharge, and, helps to reduce un-necessary hospital stays. and re-admissions. The Team educates Patients and Health Care Professionals and leads on Diabetes care in the acute hospital setting.

In-Patient Service availability:

  • Monday – Friday during office hours
  • Cover is also provided over a 4 day bank holiday weekend
  • Other hospitals covered are West Cornwall and St Michaels

Community Team

Based throughout the County in Community hospitals

  • The Community Diabetes Team provides specialist nursing services to support adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus within the community.
  • The Service helps patients to achieve improved quality of life, reduction of Diabetes complications and a healthy lifestyle whilst living with a long-term condition.
  • The Team offer ongoing education and support to patients, carers and healthcare professionals.
  • Additional services include: Carbohydrate Counting, Preconceptual /Antenatal Care,
  • Insulin Pump Therapy, Renal Care, Education to Type 1 & Type 2 Patients + education for HCP’s
  • There is currently a support group particularly for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.

Community Service availability:

The Community Service is available Monday – Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Nurses work both full or part time but are available via a mobile/office phone with a voicemail facility.

As our service is not an emergency service, our nurses are not available out of hours or at weekends or over a Bank holiday weekend.

Team Working

Both teams of Diabetes Specialist Nurses work closely with each other as well as with General Practitioners, Endocrine Consultants and other Health Care Professionals including:

Practice Nurses, Community Nurses, Community Matrons, other specialist nursing services within primary and secondary care settings.