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Diabetes care in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire

Young adults with diabetes

Young Adult Diabetes Clinic

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging time for those with diabetes. The young adult diabetes clinic is designed to help to manage the specific problems encountered by this group. The clinic is run at the same time each week, and offers support from a full multidisciplinary team which includes doctors, diabetes specialist nurses, a dietitian and a clinical psychologist.



Referrals can be made directly via Choose and Book. Alternatively, referrals can be made via the RBH Contact Centre (Telephone 0345 900 7000 or Fax 0118 322 8208). Please direct referrals to:

Dr Hugh Simpson, Consultant Endocrinologist.


Referral Criteria

The only criteria for referral are that the patient:

  1. Is aged 19-25 years
  2. Has diabetes mellitus

Clinic Details

Clinics take place in The Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Melrose House on Wednesday pm each week.


Multidisciplinary Specialist Team


Consultant Diabetologist:                               Dr Hugh Simpson

Associate Specialist:                                      Dr Diptendra Ghosh

Clinical Nurse Specialist:                               Naseem Sohpal

Specialist Dietitian:                                        Heather Duthie

Obesity Clinical Psychologist:                        Dr Rachael Brastock