The diabetes service for children and young people provides support and treatment for people living with diabetes normally up to the age of 16 or 17 years old, but in some cases individuals can be seen up to the age of 19.
We work closely with our patients and their families to help them manage their condition and lead a healthy life.
We strive to ensure that all children and young people seen by the team receive the best diabetes care possible by working together with them and their families.
The team works with the ultimate aim of improving your child’s health, wellbeing and independence in living with diabetes. We see each child as an individual and want them to have a normal, healthy childhood.
We provide support to children with all forms of diabetes. We offer injection or pump therapy as ways of getting the right dosage of insulin for those who need it to manage their diabetes.
Apart from regular consultant-led clinics we also provide educational sessions including on sensors and pumps, telephone consultations, home visits and school visits as necessary.
There is strong emphasis on education in the diabetes care package provided here at Bolton and each child and young person is provided with a personalised, structured education programme.
We ensure that each child learns the vital skills needed to look after their diabetes as part of their daily lives, to become an expert in their own care and to take ownership of their treatment plan. We passionately believe that helping children learn these skills enables them to keep healthy, fulfil their potential and excel in the avenues of life that they wish to pursue.
We are part of the North West Paediatric Diabetes Network and have strong links with the Bolton adult diabetes services.
This helps ensure the transition of care from childhood, through adolescence into adulthood is smooth and tailored to the needs of the individual.
As a department we actively take part in research and a number of projects have been presented at international meetings and published in journals.
Diabetes for Children and Young People
Tel: 01204 462460