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Diabetic Obstetric Clinic (for Salford patients)

This is a multi-disciplinary clinic where we look after women with pre-existing diabetes and diabetes that develops in pregnancy. There is a Consultant Obstetrician, Dr Kelly and a Consultant Diabtetologist, Dr Paisley, who run the clinic with a Diabetes specialist midwife and a diabetes specialist nurse.

In between visits to the clinic, patients are monitored through frequent e-mail or telephone contact. Ladies with pre-existing diabetes are given a blood sugar monitor which they use to download their blood sugar results twice a week. These are then reviewed and advice given to the patient directly of any change to their treatment.

Care is shared between the consultant team and the community midwife. From 28 weeks patients are scanned to check the baby's growth monthly until 36 weeks.

Women are referred to see a dietician. Currently, this is provided in the community but it is hoped that the dietitian will see women in the antenatal clinic in the near future.

Dr Paisley will see women with pre-existing diabetes who wish to get pregnant to optimise their diabetic control before they try to get pregnant.

 

Our staff include:

Dr Kelly, Consultant Obstetrician.

Dr Paisley, Consultant Diabetologist.

Diabetic Specialist Midwife.

Diabetic Specialist Midwives on rotation from Salford Diabetes Service.

 

Clinic

Clinic takes place every Tuesday afternoon.

 

Location

Antenatal clinic

Brooke Building

Orange Area

Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane

Salford

 

Contact

Antenatal Clinic (0161) 206 5291

 

How can I access this service?

  • Self referral.
  • GP.
  • Consultant.
  • Midwife.


What is offerred to the patient?

Care and management of Diabetes through pregnancy is offered. By using telephone and e-mail follow up visits too, the clinic is reduced and the women can receive advice which allows them to rapidly adjust their medication to achieve good blood sugar control.