St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Diabetes Unit provides a quality, evidence-based service to diabetes patients, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.
We have provided a multidisciplinary, patient centered diabetes service for over 30 years. Our Diabetes Unit is staffed by a highly trained team of endocrinologists, and specialist nurses, who work tirelessly to ensure that national and international standards of diabetes care are adhered to.
At the unit, the patient’s overall condition will be checked. Test results and blood glucose readings will be discussed, along with other information in the patient’s diary.
The patient’s blood will also be tested for HbA1c, liver, kidney/ thyroid function and cholesterol. HbA1c shows how well the patient’s diabetes has been controlled over a 12 week period.
Blood pressure is also measured, and urine may be tested for albumin. Regular examinations of the patient’s heart, eyes, feet, and nervous system are also important, and a visit to the dietitian may also be needed while at the unit. Medications, if required are discussed.
Appointment and Referral information
Appointments are by GP referral only. For further information, please contact one of our consultant endocronologists.