Important information about COVID-19
During the current coronavirus pandemic, the members of our Whittington diabetes team are helping to look after sick patients with COVID-19. We are therefore not able to run our usual general diabetes clinics. We are still running some clinics for patients with diabetes and major health problems, but these are largely conducted over the phone in light of the government’s advice to minimise non-essential contact and the risk of infection.
Our priority is to support our diabetic patients to remain as well as possible. We are therefore writing to all patients who have attended our diabetes clinic over the last 2 years with advice about how to look after themselves (see below).
We have set up a diabetes clinical support telephone advice hotline. This is available for patients who attend the Whittington diabetes clinic and who require rapid or urgent advice about managing their diabetes.
This advice line will be available on Monday to Friday between 9am until 5pm on 020 7288 5218.
We are aiming for this advice line to be manned by a diabetes specialist clinician, but due to the current situation we cannot guarantee they will always be available.
Patients who attend the Whittington diabetes clinic who require urgent advice about managing their diabetes at other times should please contact their GP or emergency services.
- Letter sent to patients with Type 1 diabetes or on multiple daily insulin injections
- Guidance for patients with Type 1 diabetes or on multiple daily insulin injections during COVID-19 infection
- Letter sent to patients with Type 1 diabetes on an insulin pump
- Guidance for patients with Type 1 diabetes on an insulin pump during COVID-19 infection
- Letter sent to patients with Type 2 diabetes
- Guidance on managing Type 2 diabetes during COVID-19 infection
- Clinic 3B
- N19 5NF
- Diabetes nurses are available 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday on telephone number 020 7288 3344
The department of Diabetic Medicine aims to improve the health of people with diabetes via education, training, research and through the service it provides.
The service seeks to offer the highest quality care to all local people with diabetes, regardless of age, gender or ethnic group, to enable every person with diabetes live a healthy and fulfilled life.
The department works closely with other hospital departments, other local healthcare organisations and primary care colleagues.
Range of services
- Outpatient clinic for patients with thyroid, calcium, adrenal and reproductive endocrinology disorders
- In-house radioactive iodine therapy for thyroid conditions
- Monthly specialist paediatric endocrinology clinic is provided in collaboration with the paediatric department
- Follow-up phone clinic
- For patients with pituitary tumours we have links with the neurosurgical services at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Self management programme for patients with Type 2 diabetes
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
9am to 5pm