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How to be referred

As a patient in South Bedfordshire, your GP or other healthcare professional can refer you to the following parts of the Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS). Patients are unable to self-refer to the service.

  • DESMOND – an opportunity for newly-diagnosed patients and those who have been diagnosed for more than two years to learn more about how to manage their condition
  • Individual appointments with the diabetes specialist nurse and/or dietitian to improve glucose control
  • Group sessions with the diabetes specialist nurse and dietitian to start new treatments to improve glucose control

Service Access
The ICDS operates Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.00 (except bank holidays)

There is a dedicated telephone number for the service:
01582 718431
Fax: 01582 718051