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Diabetes Specialist Nursing

person doing a diabetes testThe Diabetes Specialist Nursing service is based at Cantley Health Centre but offers clinic based appointments throughout Doncaster for people with Diabetes. It comprises two services: Specialist Nursing and Diabetes Education (DOTTIE). Our service operates between 9am and 4.30pm excluding bank holidays, with a telephone service between 9 am and 4 pm excluding bank holidays.


Contact us

Telephone: (01302) 379569.

Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service

The Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service accepts referrals for patients with complex diabetes and needs, who require the assessment and advice from a specialist nurse. On referral to the service, a patient will be sent an appointment for a clinic and will receive an assessment from a diabetes specialist nurse. They will offer advice and treatment on the management of the person’s diabetes, including medication advice and lifestyle advice.

Doncaster Type 2 Information Education (DOTTIE)

The DOTTIE programme is delivered by a diabetes nurse in venues across Doncaster. People who have been diagnosed with diabetes are referred by their GP, practice nurse or hospital into the programme. When a referral is received the person is contacted via a letter and asked to ring the service to choose a location and time for the education. There is opportunity to attend the education with a family member or carer if appropriate. The education sessions run over two half days with the option to attend a full day session if preferred and provide a large range of information to the person on how to manage their diabetes effectively.

Useful leaflets

Useful links

Diabetes UK: This website provides help and information for patients with diabetes, as well as a forum where patients can chat and provide peer support. There is also information regarding local support groups and awareness courses as well as an online shop providing literature and booklets on how to manage diabetes.

Active Doncaster (Doncaster Council)
telephone (01302) 737935
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