Our specialist diabetic nurses help to promote the wellbeing and life chances of children and teenagers who have diabetes. The service is being developed in line with the National Service Framework for Diabetes and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Guidance, with a view to reducing the risk of developing complications in later life.
One nurse holds paediatric diabetes clinics with Dr Kala Pathy, a consultant paediatrician, at the peadiatrics out patients department at Maidstone Hospital.
Other nurses work closely with consultant paediatrician Dr Gupta and hold weekly joint clinics and monthly nurse-led clinics. There are also transition clinics held in conjunction with the adult diabetes team once a child becomes 16.
Drop-in sessions in schools and home visits to families are offered. Education is available not only for children and immediate families, but also for friends and anybody else involved in the child’s care.
Community Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse – Jenny Endean
Maidstone Hospital Diabetic Centre
Kent ME16 9QQ
MAPS - Maidstone Area Parents Support Group
This group has been running since July 2006 and aims to organise educational and social events as part of a forum for children and families to meet and gain support in living with diabetes.
For more details contact Jenny Endean
Community Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses – Craig Ticehurst and Jackie Simister
Darent Valley Hospital
Darenth Wood Road
Kent DA2 8DA
Links below are intended as simply an information resource and are not an endorsement of any particular organisation.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation|
Information on type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, research, fundraising and other activities
Charity for people with diabetes. Funds research and campaigns and helps people live with diabetes
Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust|
Charity for people with insulin dependent diabetes, offering advice on living with diabetes