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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxfordshire Children's Diabetes Service

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We are now offering telephone appointments to all of our patients.

Children's Diabetes Clinic

Telephone clinic appointments

The appointment will run just like your normal clinic appointment, but will be by telephone. We will call you close to your appointment time so please ensure make that you and your young person are available, as if you were attending the clinic in person.

You will need to make sure that your glucose meter / insulin pump has been downloaded before the appointment, so that we can review this in clinic. If you are unable to do this, or are having trouble, please contact your named diabetes nurse at least 24 hours before the appointment. If your appointment is on a Monday, please download on the Friday before your appointment.

HbA1c levels monitoring

We will continue to monitor HbA1c levels even though you are having a telephone appointment.

We will send you a testing tube in the post and ask you to collect a sample at home at least one week in advance of your appointment. This is done with your finger-pricker, similar to when you are testing your blood glucose or ketones. You will then need to take this tube, along with the provided blood request form, to your GP surgery on the same day as collection, so they can send it to our labs.

We will aim to have the results available for your telephone appointment, but this may not always be possible.

If you have further questions or feel that you need a face-to-face appointment, please contact your named diabetes nurse.

We will review these arrangements on a monthly basis so that we can return to our normal clinic structure as soon as possible.

Contact us

If you need to discuss your appointment with a member of our team, please contact: