King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, based in Camberwell, South London, is one of London’s largest hospitals. King’s provides hospital-based services to over 700,000 people in the inner London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. In addition, as one of London’s foremost teaching hospitals, King’s plays a key role in training and educating medical, nursing and dental students. For more general information about King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust follow the link to the Trust homepage on the right of this page.
King’s Diabetes Centre is based within the Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Camberwell. The Centre offers a range of multidisciplinary clinics in which diabetes healthcare professionals provide support to people with diabetes. The Centre also has a strong medical research programme, which allows patients to gain access to the latest developments in diabetes medical care.
For people with type 1 diabetes, the Centre provides group-based education sessions that are designed to help patients meet targets for controlling their condition, as well as support with intensive insulin regimens and management of hypoglycaemia (very low blood glucose). In addition, the Centre is investigating the potential role of islet transplantation for management of type 1 diabetes. For people with type 2 diabetes, group-based support is available for those starting insulin and to help individuals meet targets for disease control.
Services designed to manage the risk of diabetes-related complications such as heart disease, kidney disease, sight problems and nerve damage are provided for all diabetes patients. The Centre also offers a pregnancy service, a clinic for young adults with diabetes, and psychological support in liaison with other departments within King’s.