Children’s Diabetes Service

What we do

The Children’s Diabetes team is a specialist diabetes service provided jointly by the acute hospital (MEHT) and community services (Provide CIC), for children and young people 0-18 years within the local catchment areas.

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This is an integrated service based in the acute hospital setting with on-going support and management conducted in the community. The specialist diabetes team provides a service for children with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, in both an inpatient and community setting.

Diabetec children benefit from a comprehensive service that includes Paediatric Consultants, Children’s Diabetes Nurse specialists, Specialist Dietician, Podiatry, and access to the Psychotherapy and Counselling Service. We acknowledge that children and young people with the help of their parents require a holistic (seamless/whole) approach to their care and education.

The team provides flexible age-related support to ensure the wellbeing of the child and to encourage the young person to participate in all normal activities at home, school and through their personal life to maintain a healthy life-style.

Our team

The Children’s Diabetes Specialist Nurses are based at:

Wren House, Hedgerows Business Park, Colchester Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 5PF

The Consultant Paediatricians and Dietitians are based at:

Broomfield Hospital NHS Trust, Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7ET

Provide Team Secretary
0300 303 2685 (option 3)

MEHT Diabetes team secretary
01245 513010 (Monday – Friday)

Children’s Diabetes team email :

Children’s Diabetes Dieticians

Stephanie Pallas and Cornelia Strydom (Adult and Children’s Diabetes Dietitian)
07887 636477


Children’s Diabetes Specialist Nurses

Anna Owen (Team Lead)
07580 912610 (Monday – Friday)


Brady Ramsay (Children’s Diabetes Specialist Nurse)
07580 912269 (Monday – Friday)


Out of Hours on call number (5pm – 9am week days, weekends and bank holidays)
07880 500802

The Children’s Diabetes Consultants are based in Phoenix Ward (E122)

Dr Sharon Lim – Consultant Paediatrician

Dr Sharmila Nambiar – Consultant Paediatrician

The Consultants can be contacted via the Paediatric Diabetes Secretary on extension 3010 or 01245 513010

What do we provide?

Multidisciplinary Consultant led clinics are held twice monthly on Wednesdays and Fridays in the Children’s Outpatients 101 Level 1 at Broomfield Hospital.

  • Home visits
  • School/Nurseries Visits
  • School Staff training
  • Education and support for families/children/young people.
  • Updates on diabetes for community health professionals. We work in partnership with other agencies e.g. social and educational services
  • Pump therapy serivce
  • Diabetes Workshops

How do we help you?

By guiding, advising and supporting parents to manage their child’s diabetes. To encourage young people to develop independent management of their diabetes. Our education and support is ongoing throughout our involvement with you.

How to refer to the Diabetes team

All children (0-18yrs) suspected of having diabetes mellitus should be referred by their family doctor on the same day to the Paediatric registrar to be seen on the  Phoenix assessment Unit at Broomfield Hospital. The Children’s Diabetes team will be contacted straight away with every new admission.

All children (0-16yrs) presenting in DKA(Diabetic ketoacidosis) to the Emergency department should be referred to the Paediatric registrar and treatment initiated by following the DKA integrated care pathway(DKAICP).

All clinical guidelines relating to Diabetic children are available to download from the main MidEssex website


Useful Phone Numbers:

Provide Team Secretary – 0300 303 2685 (option 3)

MEHT Diabetes Team Secretary – 01245 513010 (Monday – Friday)

Useful Emails:

Children’s Diabetes team email:

Paediatric Secretaries email:

Useful Links

Digibete – Digibete Code for Broomfield is LNWMB

Libreview – The clinic code is 07645795

Diabetes M App – The clinician code is YYLSUR

Attend Anywhere – For your virtual appointments


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