Young Adults Diabetes

The Young Adult Diabetes Team (Transitional Team) treat and manage patients with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes across Doncaster and Bassetlaw. Patients diagnosed with diabetes from the age of 16 will be referred to the Young Adult Diabetes Team and will remain with them until 24 years of age. The patient will be allocated a key diabetes nurse and consultant, with the additional support from a dietitian. We work closely with IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) having regular fortnightly clinics and have strong links to other agencies.

We also assist with the Young Person consultant clinic’s within paediatrics, diabetic paediatric patients remain within this service until 18-19years of age, then get transferred to the Young Adult service. By transfer the patients will already know the Young Adult Diabetes team easing the transition and will have been allocated a new Young Adult nurse and consultant.


The Transitional team was developed in 2018 to help ease the transition from paediatric care to adult services.


  • Dr Tekleberhan
  • Dr Oprescu

Consultant secretaries: 01302 642608

Transitional Diabetic Nurses (Doncaster and Bassetlaw):  

  • Sarah Balawajder: 07387 056990
  • Jaye Fish: 07783 885348

If you cannot contact the team and your call is urgent please use the contact details below for the relevant location

Inpatient Nurses: 01302 642612
Or go via switchboard: 01302 366666

Bassetlaw Patients:
Diabetes centre: 01909 572640
Or via switch: 01909 500990

Other option for general support
Diabetes UK support Line: 034512 32399

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