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Children's Diabetes

Regular clinic visits are essential to ensure your child’s continuing good health. The diabetes team includes: doctors, diabetes nurses, diabetes dietitians, a psychologist and the clinic nurses.

Together they are responsible for helping you learn to manage the many different aspects of your child’s condition.

The Paediatric Diabetes Clinic is held in the Children's Clinic in South block, Level 1, at the RBH in Reading, every Thursday morning.

The Specialist Team is made up of the following:

Medical team

Dr Jo Spinks – Paediatric Diabetes Consultant (Clinical Lead)

Dr Chandan Yaliwal – Paediatric Diabetes Consultant

Dr Claire Holt – Paediatric Diabetes Consultant

Dr Cathy Golding – Paediatric Diabetes Associate Specialist

Paediatric Diabetes Specialist nursing team

Andrea Jones (Team Lead)

Ian Lehain

Sarah Gresty

Boikie Osupeng

Jayne Lewis

Paediatric Diabetes Dietitians

Solenne Guest

Dani Barker

Paediatric Diabetes Psychologist

Dr Inés Baños

In addition there are outpatient clinic nurses, play specialists and clinic receptionists. We also have a dedicated administrator who supports us with appointments and other tasks.

Out of hours advice

Your Paediatric Diabetes Team runs an out of hours advice service for urgent queries that cannot wait until the next working day.

The out of hours service is available as follows:

  • Monday to Friday from 5pm to 8pm
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays from 8am to 8pm

To find out the mobile phone number of the staff member on-call, please contact 0118 322 8922.

From 8pm to 8am, you will need to contact the hospital switchboard on 0118 322 5111, and ask to speak to the Paediatric Registrar on call.

Before you ring please make sure that you have your child’s latest blood glucose and ketones status.

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