Diabetes Centre

LocationThe Diabetes Out Patient appointments are located on the the 2nd floor of the Simms Building which is across the road from the main Hospital.
Phone01 414 3223 - Please use this number to speak to a Diabetic Nurse or Podiatrist
01 414 4786 / 414 3204 - Please use this number to ask about Doctors appointments
Opening hoursMonday to Friday 8am to 4pm

Tallaght University Hospital is a leading provider of complex Diabetes care, the core activity of the Diabetes Services is to empower patients through education. By empowering our patients through education about Diabetes they can make informed decisions about their condition.

Nursing Team Members

Fiona Fullam; Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Karen Townsend; Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Una O Neill; Community Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Sandra Lesson; Diabetes Senior Staff Nurse
Wendy Tyner; Diabetes Senior Staff Nurse
Maureen Gerig; Diabetes Senior Staff Nurse
Sarah Kennedy; Diabetes Staff Nurse

Description of Department/Service

As part of a multi-disciplinary team we provide the following services for those with diabetes:

  • Inpatient  service
  • Multidisciplinary -Type 1 Diabetes Clinic
  • Type 2 Diabetes clinics
  • Young Adult Diabetes Clinic
  • Transition service from Paediatrics  
  • Insulin pump service
  • Renal/ Diabetes Clinic
  • Foot Protection Clinic

We offer numerous Nurse-led services that include

  • A group education session for those newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
  • A three day structured education programme for individuals with Type 1 diabetes.
  • Insulin pump education programme
  • A pre conception services for women with diabetes planning a pregnancy
  • Individual appointment for those, requiring specialist care
  • Ongoing education and support for patients attending the service as required
  • We also provide a Monday to Friday 8am-4pm phone service, whose primary function is to facilitate an early intervention service

Patient Information

Letters Project
The “To My Younger Diabetes Self Letters Project” is a short series of letters which patients of the TUH Diabetes Department, have written to themselves at an earlier stage of their time having Type 1 Diabetes. The letters are a result of a project led by Noelle O’Keeffe, Senior Counselling Psychologist, commenting on the production of the letters she said ‘we are grateful to the patients that participated in the initiative and took the time to tell us their story and share their learnings on what is a lifelong journey. I know Type 1 Diabetes patients will be able to take support from the wisdom shared in the letters’.

The final result is a collection of creative, wise, hopeful, real stories about Diabetes that show the reader what living with this condition can be like. Type 1 Diabetes is a relationship that is sprung upon an individual at varying ages, it is a condition that needs frequent and daily attention calls on endurance, resilience and a willingness to keep learning and keep trying. These letters show that challenge, and in answering the invite to be involved in this project, shows the continuing capacity of our patients to strive for a good life with their condition. You can read them via this link