Type 1 diabetes treatment
Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that can significantly affect your health and well-being. The London Clinic provides bespoke treatment plans for the effective control of type 1 diabetes.
In Type 1 diabetes the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas so the body doesn’t make any insulin.
3 treatments available
Diabetic eye disease
Diabetic eye disease develops in people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes as a result of damage to the structures of the eye.
3 treatments available
A multidisciplinary team, including diabetologists, dieticians, podiatrists, and clinical nurse specialists, provides the very latest treatments, screening, and specialist support to help you stay healthy and live a full and active life.
The London Clinic has a specialist Diabetes Unit with access to the very latest technology and treatments.
The world-leading consultants provide bespoke diabetes care to help you control your blood sugar levels.
The unit will work with you to optimise your treatment regime, with access to innovative blood glucose monitors, cutting-edge insulin pumps, and state-of-the-art screening facilities to protect the health of your eyes, kidneys, and heart.
Why choose The London Clinic
Excellence in one place
We operate as teams of experts with world-class resources dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of medical care. You are surrounded by the latest treatments and advice with everything you need to get back to your best health.
Personal care, every time
Exceptional patient care is a way of life for us. Our nurses, clinicians and support teams are dedicated to the care of a very small number of patients, so have more time for you. They’ll be with you every step of the way, tailoring your care around you and giving the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing you’re in the best hands.
We work together as one to guide you through each step of your experience, with complexities unravelled and answers readily to hand. Your personal treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
What's included in your package?
Choosing The London Clinic means your treatment plan will be laid out for you, with all the details taken care of so you can focus on you.
Your treatment package will include:
- Enhanced pre-admission assessment
- Your treatment with our complete care team at your fingertips
- Personalised aftercare and follow-up
We want you to be in control of your health. That’s why we also offer optional services such as comprehensive recovery packages and extra touches for you to choose from during your stay with us.
How to pay
- You can use private medical insurance (PMI) to access this treatment. We work with all major PMI providers in the UK and many internationally
- You can pay for yourself (self-pay)
- If you’re paying for yourself, we have finance options available with Chrysalis
Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body deals with energy from food and uses it to fuel essential functions.
Carbohydrates from the diet are broken down into glucose. This is absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed to cells around the body to provide energy.
The hormone insulin controls the levels of sugar in the blood. Insulin acts like a chemical key. It unlocks the cells so that the body’s organs, muscles, and tissues can burn glucose for energy, then safely store any that is left.
The body's immune defences can destroy the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, which causes type 1 diabetes.
The body then produces no insulin, meaning that glucose builds up in the blood, and there is no fuel to drive the body's essential functions.
Replacement insulin is vital to control blood glucose levels and provide the energy needed to stay alive.
The London Clinic offers holistic care for the control of type 1 diabetes. The Diabetes Unit provides customised treatment tailored to each individual's needs in a comfortable, supportive, and stress-free environment.
The diabetes team will work with you to help you understand your condition, take control of your diabetes, and protect your health.
Careful glucose testing can help the specialists fine-tune treatment, and help you work around your meals and activity.
The team will help you find the most appropriate way to monitor your blood glucose and observe how such things as certain foods or exercise can affect your levels.
The Diabetes Unit will also arrange regular HbA1c blood testing. This gives an indication of your average blood glucose over the previous few months.