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The Manchester Diabetes Centre was the first in the UK (established in April 1988) to provide high quality care and education for people with diabetes throughout the North West. The centre is also very active in teaching, training and research.

The centre allows patients easy access to diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and medical staff who offer help and support and promote self-management with the aim of reducing diabetes-related complications.

We provide extensive out-patient services and take referrals from other hospitals in the region. We also support hospital-based patients and provide clinical and educational support for healthcare professionals.

Diabetes Centre Reception: 0161 276 6700

9.00 am - 5.00 pm, Monday - Friday

Out-patient Service:

Specialist medical clinics

  • Pregnancy (with Dr M Maresh, Saint Mary's Hospital)
  • young person
  • Insulin pump and inhaled insulin
  • Foot
  • Renal
  • Pre-renal
  • Asian

Diabetes specialist nurse clinics

  • Hypertension
  • Pre-conception
  • Asian
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Acupuncture


  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy and pre-conception (Saint Mary's Hospital)

Podiatry and foot care

  • Footwear and insoles
  • Cast


Professor Andrew Boulton
Dr Martin Rutter
Dr Lalantha Leelarathna


Out-patient service only


Manchester Diabetes Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Hathersage Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

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New Dealing with Diabetes website now online:

Please click here to go to our new Dealing with Diabetes website.

Help Beat Diabetes Campaign

Help Diabetes is a National Institute for Health Research initiative to encourage people with diabetes to get involved with research.  Together we could help reduce the impact of diabetes on the population.

The campaign aims to match diabetes patients with research studies appropriate for them. Diabetes research can help find new treatments and medication for patients. You can register your interest to take part in diabetes studies by completing the form here: www.researchforthefuture.nihr.ac.uk or you can text your name and 'research' to 81400.  The NHS contact centre will then call you back.

If you register you are only expressing your interest in clinical studies and are not agreeing to take part in specific studies at this point.

Further details are on the website: www.researchforthefuture.nihr.ac.uk

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