The Barnsley Children and Young People’s Diabetes Team provides medical, nursing, dietetic and psychological support to children, young people (0-19 years of age) and their families with diabetes. The team consists of a paediatric consultant, specialist paediatric diabetes nurses, specialist paediatric diabetes dietitians and a psychologist.

The team work closely with children, young people and their families to help them achieve optimal diabetes management and to lead a healthy and happy life. We support children and their families to achieve optimal blood glucose control. Working closely with nurseries, schools and colleges to support our children and young adults through education. Providing individualised care plans to enable them to gain diabetes self-management skills for the future.

Education is provided on all aspects of diabetes management including:

  • Blood glucose monitoring
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Bolus advisors
  • Insulin injections & techniques
  • Insulin dose adjustment
  • Management of exercise
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose)
  • Hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose)
  • Illness/sick day rules
  • Advancing technologies including insulin infusion pumps, flash glucose monitors, continuous glucose monitor

Carbohydrate counting education series videos:

Education is provided on all aspects of diabetes management from blood glucose testing and carbohydrate counting to the latest technologies to help our children, young adults and their families in the self-management of their diabetes.

The team are part of the Children and Young People’s Yorkshire and Humber Diabetes Network. We are involved in national paediatric diabetes audit (NPDA), Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) and peer review, to ensure we provide a high quality, equitable service.


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Contact details:

Main office number/ Dr Bhimsaria: 01226 432905

Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialists: 01226 434953 or 01226 435202

Denise: 07767 425 911   Jo: 07717 783 768   Sam: 07415 280361   Emily: 07857 663577


Paediatric Diabetes Dietitians: 01226 433927

Rachel: 07725 477291  Kirsty: 07725 477290



Out of hours emergency advice 01226 730000