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Working together

Your diabetes team is here to help and support you and your child. Good communication is vital between families and the diabetes team. You can really help in the management of your child's diabetes by doing the following:

  • Ring your diabetes nurse on a regular basis to discuss the blood glucose levels. Your nurse can advise on adjustments to help keep the blood glucose levels under control.
  • Attend your hospital appointments (please give good notice if a cancellation has to be made).
  • Always do an HbA1c test 1-2 weeks before the appointment to ensure the result is ready for your clinic appointment (your nurse will help and advise you with this).
  • Keep a really good record of your child's blood glucose levels and insulin doses for your own reference, and for your hospital appointments.

We rely on parents/carers or young people staying in touch, replying to messages and attending appointments as your part of the partnership in managing diabetes.

Out of Hours

Out of hours advice is available 5pm - 9am weekday nights and 24 hour cover Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays by phoning Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on 0117 927 6998 and ask for Team1 Registrar on bleep 2289.

When your child is unwell, always telephone your diabetes team for advice (available 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, otherwise phone the above out of hours number). You will have been given a sick day rules leaflet with useful advice (alongside your other literature before being discharged from hospital. Please ask your diabetes nurse if you would like another copy).