The Integrated Diabetes Service is a comprehensive service designed to help provide specialist, integrated care in the community for those living with type 1 and/or type 2 diabetes.
The service is delivered by a County Wide Alliance, made up of the local acute trusts and GP federations. The Durham Dales locality has achieved some of the best outcomes for diabetic patients, while also significantly reducing costs. Furthermore, through robust education and prevention programmes the service aims to help prevent the development of diabetes in those identified as being “at risk”. This service is an expansion of previous work carried out by our diabetic specialist nurse, and is based on the “Super Six” service design first implemented in South East Hampshire and Portsmouth. The service is delivered by a specialist team comprising of a Consultant, a Diabetic Specialist Nurse and a named GP and Practice Nurse within each of our member practices.