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
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
Our staff include:
Dr Kelly, Consultant Obstetrician.
Dr Paisley, Consultant Diabetologist.
Diabetic Specialist Midwife.
Diabetic Specialist Midwives on rotation from Salford Diabetes
Clinic takes place every Tuesday afternoon.
Salford Royal Hospital
Antenatal Clinic (0161) 206 5291
How can I access this service?
- Self referral.
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