Our diabetes team aim to provide a multidisciplinary and innovative approach to cater to the needs of the population with diabetes in South Tyneside, and those people with diabetes in the community in Sunderland. This involves specialist general diabetes services and more specialised services for patients with renal disease, foot care, retinal disease, those planning a pregnancy and those who are pregnant. There is an expanding insulin pump service with 24 hours on call service and metabolic clinics for those patients with more complex needs and unstable diabetes. There is a service for young people between the ages of 16 to 25 years and the team link in with the paediatric diabetes team for transition and handover of patients at the age of 16 years.
The team have excellent working relationships with primary care and the community diabetes specialist nurses receive referrals from the GP’s in the Sunderland area and from the Sunderland diabetes team to see patients’ at home or in clinic.
The intermediate service (Tier 4) is a recent development which works across traditional organisational boundaries, incorporating the services of a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in diabetes and diabetes nurse input in community clinics. This service take diabetes care closer to home and aspire to empower patients to be seen by the right professional the first time, every time. This involves joined working with early consultant led triage of referrals and an ethos of multidisciplinary working.
Where is the service provided from?
Clinics are provided at:
There are a variety of group patient education programmes available.
‘DESMOND’ is available in South Tyneside and Sunderland and provided at a variety of locations for those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The sessions are provided at:
‘DAISY’ is a group education programme for people with type 1 diabetes on a basal bolus insulin regimen and DAISY 2 is for those with type 2 diabetes on a basal bolus regimen.
Consultants: Dr Khaled Dukhan, Dr Jeevan Mettayil, Dr Shaz Wahid
Diabetes Specialist Nurses: Joanne Ambler, Neva Ferguson, Brigid Marron, Deb Nolan, Kay Sadler, Alison Stewart
Dietitian: Roseanne Raine
Both Dr Mettayil and Dr Dukhan also are involved in supporting Research studies as local Principal investigators.
Dr K. Dukhan STDH 0191 404100 ext 4464
Dr J Mettayil STDH 0191 404100 ext 2647
Dr Shaz Wahid 0191 404100 ext 2934
Diabetes Specialist Nurses STDH 0191 2022161
Diabetes Specialist Nurses Grindon PCC 0191 5252390
Dietitians STDH 0191 4041084
South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000
Palmer Community Hospital, Jarrow, 0191 451 6000
Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre, South Shields, 0191 455 4621
Flagg Court Primary Care Centre, South Shields, 0191 283 2000
The Glen Primary Care Centre, Hebburn, 0191 283 2280
Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre, Sunderland, 0191 525 2300
Houghton Primary Care Centre, Durham, 0191 502 5660
Washington Primary Care Centre, Washington, 0191 5027555
Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre, Sunderland, 0191 5195800
Riverview Health Centre, Sunderland, 0191 565 3040
Pallion Health Centre, Sunderland, 0191 502 6424