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Community Diabetes Service

The ICDS team is led by a diabetes nurse consultant and includes diabetes specialist nurses and dietitians.

The team will be offering individual assessment clinics and group appointments at community health centres and GP surgeries ensuring greater ease of access to services, whilst maintaining the highest standards.

Read more about the symptoms and treatment for people with diabetes.

Services offered

The ICDS offers the following services for patients who have diabetes and want to improve their glucose control:

  • Opportunity for joint diabetes specialist nurse and dietitian appointments.
  • Telephone / e-mail and face to face follow up appointments.
  • Group education at the time of diagnosis.
  • Group education for people with established diabetes.
  • Group or individual education for those who need to start or improve their ability to self-manage insulin or other injectable therapy.
  • Group or individual education for those who need to learn to monitor their blood glucose.
  • All referrals are seen and triaged by the diabetes specialist team.

How to be referred

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

  • Individual appointments with the diabetes nurse consultant and/or dietitian to improve glucose control.
  • 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.
  • Group sessions with the diabetes specialist nurse and dietitian to start new treatments to improve glucose control.
Bedford Hospital

Contact

The ICDS operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays).

There is a dedicated telephone number for the service: 01234 792013 (answer phone)

e-mail: [email protected]

Clinic Locations

The Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS) will be offering assessment clinics at the following locations:

Enhanced Service Centre

3 Kimbolton Road

Bedford

MK40 2NT

Houghton Close Ampthill

1 Houghton Close

Ampthill

Bedford

MK45 2TG

Wootton Vale Healthy Living Centre

Fields Road

Wootton

Bedford

MK43 9JJ

Biggleswade Hospital

Potton Road

Biggleswade

SG18 0EL

Shefford Health Centre

Robert Lucas Drive

Hitchin Road

Shefford

SG17 5FS

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Contact

The ICDS operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (except bank holidays).

There is a dedicated telephone number for the service: 01234 792013 (answer phone) or email [email protected]

Clinical locations

The Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS) offer appointments at:
Dunstable Health Centre
Priory Gardens
Dunstable
LU6 3SU

Houghton Regis Health Centre
Bedford Square
Houghton Regis
Dunstable
LU5 5ES

Wheatfield Surgery
60 Wheatfield Road
Luton
LU4 0TR

Leighton Buzzard Surgeries
Grovebury Road Surgery
Ridgeway Court
Grovebury Road
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 4SF