Diabetes and Endocrine Unit

Our Diabetes and Endocrine Unit specialises in treating patients with diabetes or endocrine conditions.


There are two main types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes: in this type, the body can't produce any insulin. This type of diabetes usually occurs before the age of 40, and accounts for only around 10 per cent of all cases. It's the most common form of childhood diabetes.
  • Type 2 diabetes: this is where the body doesn't make enough insulin, or where the body becomes resistant to insulin so that it doesn't work properly. It's the most common form of diabetes, accounting for around 90 per cent of cases. It's frequently linked with being overweight.

Endocrine and metabolic issues

Endocrine problems include thyroid, adrenal, ovarian and pituitary disease. We also care for people with metabolic problems (disorders of body chemistry) such as high calcium or high cholesterol. Another name for cholesterol is lipid. Many patients have a mixture of endocrine and metabolic problems.

Our clinics

Diabetes clinics

We run clinics to assess new or newly referred diabetic patients, type 1 and complex type 2 diabetes mellitus, teenagers (16-19 years old) and young people (19-25 years old) with diabetes, diabetic women planning pregnancy, antenatal diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, diabetic foot problems including a Multi-disciplinary Foot Clinic, diabetic dietetic clinics including weight management. The Unit is an accredited Type 1 diabetes education (DAFNE) provider and runs an established insulin pump (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, CSII) service.

Endocrine clinics

Links with other specialities include paediatrics, obstetrics, renal medicine, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, vascular surgery, psychology and dietetics. Patients can usually see a female or male doctor if they wish. The Unit is committed to the ongoing training of future consultants and patients may be seen by a Specialist Doctor in training under the supervision of a Consultant.


Diabeticare is the Diabetes and Endocrine Outpatient Department, for patients with diabetes and other hormone problems. Consultant appointments are arranged via referral from your GP either directly or via the eReferrals service.

Diabetes and Endocrine location

Lower ground floor
Hillingdon Hospital
Telephone: 01895 279229

Telephone 01895 279229 before you come.
Mon to Thurs, 8:45am - 4.30pm
8:45am - 1pm

Getting around

Use the AccessAble access guides to help plan your journey and easily find you way around the hospital.

Access guide to Diabeticare