Children and Young People Diabetes Service

Children and Young People Diabetes Service

The Barts Health Children and Young Peoples Diabetes service is delivered across three sites; The Royal London, Whipps Cross University Hospital and Newham University Hospitals. Collectively we deliver diabetes care to around 600 patients. 

Contact us

Diabetes Nurses:

Monday – Friday 9.00-17.00:  07889591637

Newham Patients, Jenny Hurley: 07949075750

Please leave a voicemail with your child’s name and your number. For non-urgent enquiries, you can email us. In the subject please note if you are a patient at The Royal London, Newham or Whipps Cross. 

Email the paediatric diabetes team

Psychology: 0203 5940407

Dietetics: 02035941541 (answer machine only)

Meet the Team

Consultants at The Royal London: Dr Evelien Pease-Gevers, Clinical Lead, Dr Claire Hughes, Dr Rathi Prasad, Dr Ruben Willemsen

Consultants at Whipps Cross: Dr Paramita Cifelli, Dr Ashraf Gabr, Dr Prab Kalaivanan

Consultants at Newham General: Dr Muriel Meso & Dr Ruben Willemsen

Clinical Nurse Specialists Paediatric Diabetes: Nicky Moor, Lisa Fuller,

Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses: Patricia Rogan, Saniya Akther (Maternity Leave), Leah Thomas, Freyja Cullen, Hannah Adamson. Jenny Hurley (Newham University Hospital, ELFT)

Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitians: Kate Sharples, Waseema Skogen, Chelsea Slough, Sarah O’Toole

Clinical Psychologist in Diabetes: Elizabeth Nash

Support staff: Lucy painter (Secretary, Royal London), Yasmin Khatun (Administrator and Database admin, Royal London), Shapla Ahmed (MDT coordinator, Royal London), Bianca Barnett (Admin Assistant, Newham), Abdul Latif (Pathway Co-ordinator, Newham), Nadia Begum (Data administrator, Whipps Cross)

Database manager: Lan Chung

News and Events

News and Events

The Barts Diabetes Team's First ever Summer Sports Day was held on the 30th August. 

This was really well attended and we had lots of fun. We hope that the kids went away with more knowledge on how to manage diabetes with sports and good memories of a fun day out. Hope to see you all there next year.  

30.8.18 Sports day group picture.JPG

30.8.18 Sports day tug of war.JPG


Newsletter Summer 2018.docx [docx] 2MB



Information for Professionals

Do you suspect Diabetes?

NICE NG18 (2015)

Be aware that the characteristics of type 1 diabetes in children and young people include:

  • Hyperglycaemia (random plasma glucose more than ≥11 mmol/litre)
  • Polyuria
  • Polydipsia
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive tiredness

Refer children and young people with suspected type 1 diabetes immediately (on the same day) to a multidisciplinary Paediatric diabetes team with the competencies needed to confirm the diagnosis and to provide immediate care. There is no need to request a fasting blood glucose if a random glucose is ≥11 mmol/litre, or there is glycosuria or HbA1c >48 mmol/mol.

New Referrals

Referrals for new patients should be discussed with on-call consultant for Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology OR Paediatric consultant of the week. Call the relevant hospital (Royal London, Whipps Cross or Newham University Hospital) switchboard. Send the young person directly to Paediatric A&E.

Research we are involved in

We work together with the clinical research facility to perform clinical trials in diabetes. We are currently involved in several clinical trials, including:

  • ADDRESS2 (Database for patients with Type 1 Diabetes)
  • CLOuD (Artificial Pancreas Study for patients with newly diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Trial Net (Follow up of family members of patients with Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Sitagliptin in Type 2 Diabetes (Merck) (A study for new treatment in patients with Type 2 Diabetes between 10-18 yrs)
  • INNODIA (An innovative approach towards understanding and arresting Type 1 Diabetes)
  • T2NOW (Study of two oral diabetes drugs in patients with Type 2 Diabetes aged 10-18 years)