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Community diabetic specialist nurse

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by claymic, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. claymic

    claymic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My Gp has referred me to a community diabetic specialist nurse to discuss my diabetes and starting on insulin.

    Has anyone had experience of these community nurses? She is actually coming to see me at home.

    I was under the impression that insulin is only given out by a diabetic clinic in a hospital but my gp said that they can start me on it.

    Would I be better off asking to be referred to a hospital?


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  2. jobean

    jobean Type 2 · Member

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    Hello Clay. I've been referred to the Community Diabetic clinic and I found them really good. Very supportive,lots of good advice. Unlike the GP they were able to take lots of time with me. Good luck
  3. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    My surgery has a nurse who specialises in Diabetes and who was previously at the hospital diabetes clinic. She is superb. Surgeries can prescribe insulin.
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