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Young people's diabetes service

Welcome to the Young People's Diabetes Service (YPDS) page. 

This service is designed for young people as they move from the paediatric (children’s) clinic to the adult diabetes service.

The teenage years are exciting, but there are many changes at this time which can be quite challenging. 

The team at the Young Peoples Diabetes service is here to support you. We will help develop your confidence in taking greater responsibility for managing your own diabetes safely and effectively and we look forward to working with you. 

Click on the links to find out more.

YPDS service wins prestigious national award

The YPDS has been awarded the Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year at the national annual Quality in Care Diabetes awards. 

The team triumphed in the ‘Diabetes Team Initiative of the Year, Children, Young People and Emerging Adult’ category and accepted the award at the ceremony in Guildford on 18 October 2018.

The team’s initiative, ‘The Poole Young People’s Diabetes Service – Improving Contact, Improving Care’, aims to enhance care for young people aged 15-23 years with diabetes in east Dorset. The success of the project has seen an improvement in diabetes control in patients aged 15-23 years, with the most marked benefits in those aged 20-23.

The judges at the awards said: “The judges really loved Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s entry from start to finish. It was simple, answers some very tough questions and most importantly it’s transferrable. The team used their own resources and delivered some dramatic, remarkable results. Thoroughly impressive.”

Barry Duell, general manager for medicine, said, “I’m delighted that the team has been recognised with this award.

“Everyone in the team has worked so hard and the award is very much well earned. Congratulations to all involved as we continue to give our patients the best treatment and service we can.”

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Non urgent contact details

Reception :

01202 448060 (9am-5pm Monday - Friday)

Please call Linda on 01202 448759 to change/cancel appointments

Dr Masding’s Secretary:

01202 442767

Dr Nicholls Secretary

01202 442399

YPS Diabetes Nurse:    

01202 448759 or 


YPDS email:

Out of hours contact numbers

Out of Hours emergency diabetes advice for those below 19 years of age: 01202 665511 and ask Switchboard to page the children’s diabetes team.

Out of hours emergency diabetes advice for those above 19 years of age: Call your own GP surgery or NHS Direct on 111.

If you think you have Diabetic Ketoacidosis with high blood glucose values (12mmols or higher) and have moderate to high blood or urine ketones you must be reviewed in a hospital A+E department. A friend or relative needs to bring you to hospital or call an Ambulance on 999

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Longfleet Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 2JB. Tel: 01202 665511

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