At the diabetes day centre, we provide treatment and specialist support for patients with all types of diabetes and for patients with hormonal problems. 

Our services

The centre is staffed by a team of healthcare professionals who specialise in the management of diabetes. We offer the following services:

  • Diabetes education for people with diabetes and their families. This is available to inpatients and outpatients and we offer both individual and group education sessions. We also provide advice by phone.
  • A transition diabetes clinic. This clinic is a held once a year in conjunction with Dr Nuala Murphy, consultant paediatric endocrinologist.
  • Daily multidisciplinary specialist foot service. Patients have access to podiatrist, vascular and orthopaedic teams, as well as an endocrinologist, an orthotist and a diabetes nurse specialist.

We also provide:

  • Berger Programme (Accu-Chek Education Programme)
  • Introduction of insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring

Retinal screening is provided nationally by the Diabetic Retina Screening Programme. Call 1800 454 555 to find out more.

Endocrinology service

The endocrinology service cares for patients with general and specific endocrine disorders. This includes patients with thyroid and adrenal disease, calcium disorders, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Turner syndrome, hypogonadism and metabolic bone disease.

There is a monthly multidisciplinary meeting run in conjunction with the Departments of Surgery, Radiotherapy, Pathology and Radiology for the management of patients with thyroid nodules, cancer and parathyroid disorders.

Endocrine testing

We carry out endocrine dynamic functioning tests to help us to diagnose and manage endocrine disorders. They are performed in the endocrine day ward at the diabetes day centre.

Sub-specialty clinics

We offer a wide range of sub-speciality clinics, including:

  • Pre-pregnancy clinic

  • Adolescent clinic, run in conjunction with Dr Nuala Murphy, consultant paediatric endocrinologist

  • Endocrine and diabetes transition clinic for adolescents

  • Clinic for patients with monogenic diabetes (also called MODY)

  • Clinic for patients on insulin pump therapy

  • Clinic for patients with Turner syndrome 

Referral information

Patients are referred by their GP or by consultants in other disciplines, both from within the Mater Hospital and externally. 

  • Referral letters should be addressed to a named consultant. If an individual consultant is not specifically requested, referral letters will be forwarded to consultants on an alternating rota.

  • Urgent letters should be faxed to (01) 803 4637.

  • Letters are assessed and triaged by the consultant based on the details given in the letter.

  • An appointment will be sent out in the post or you will be phoned to attend.

Your appointment

We will send you a letter with your appointment date and time. If you can’t attend the appointment for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible. You can do this by calling (01) 803 4610 or by emailing

Blood test

It is important to get your blood test done before attending for your appointment. You should do so two weeks before your appointment. You can book your blood test online or by calling (01) 291 0181.

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