New Advice Line For Dorset Diabetics
12:05am 28th December 2014
People with diabetes who are concerned about their condition over the festive season are being urged to make use of an advice line.
The Diabetes Nurse Specialists at Dorset County Hospital are extending their telephone advice service to include weekends and bank holidays.
If people are unwell or have concerns about their diabetes when they cannot access advice from their GP or practice nurse, they can call the diabetes team on 01305 255342 between 8am and 5pm.
Diabetes Nurse Specialist Lisa Clark said: "Often when people with diabetes are unwell their blood glucose is very different from their usual patterns.
"This can lead to very high sugars or hypoglycaemia, neither of which are good for people with diabetes and can lead to problems that may require admission to hospital.
"A Diabetes Nurse Specialist will also be available to the Emergency Department at DCH and the admissions ward so that we can support people in managing their diabetes and avoid them being admitted to hospital and get them home promptly and safely."