Brittle diabetes

Take control of your brittle diabetes, safeguard your future and live your life to the full with cutting-edge care from The London Diabetes Centre

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Worried about brittle diabetes?

Brittle diabetes is a term used to describe type 1 diabetes that is particularly difficult to control. If you have brittle diabetes you’re likely to experience frequent, dramatic swings in blood glucose levels and are at risk of dangerous periods of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia.

Brittle diabetes is not just frustrating, it can have serious implications for your current and future health. The London Diabetes Centre provides customised, comprehensive diabetes care. The expert multidisciplinary team offer cutting-edge implantable blood glucose monitors, the latest insulin pumps and specialist support and training to help you take control of your diabetes

Many people with type 1 diabetes have times when their blood glucose levels are a little erratic. People with brittle diabetes have diabetes that is very difficult to control and can disrupt life and lead to recurrent or prolonged periods in hospital. It’s common to notice:

  • Sudden sharp changes in blood glucose without a clear trigger.
  • Frequent recordings of very high and very low blood glucose levels.
  • Increased episodes of ketoacidosis or severe hypoglycaemia.

Uncontrolled blood glucose levels can cause dangerous diabetes emergencies in the short term and can also increase the risk of developing the long-term complications of the disease. However, specialist support and the latest technological advances from the London Diabetes Centre can help you effectively manage your brittle diabetes.

Why choose The London Diabetes Centre?


28 years’ experience

The London Diabetes Centre is the UK’s leading private specialist diabetes centre. The clinic offers unparalleled expertise in diagnosing, treating and managing all types of diabetes.

The London Diabetes Centre offers the latest diabetes treatments and technologies in a state-of-the-art clinic in central London. The expert multidisciplinary team are skilled in caring for the physical and psychological impacts of this complex condition. With a holistic approach they offer exceptional care and therapeutic excellence, as well as the education and long-term support needed to allow each individual to live well with diabetes.


Access to the latest drugs and treatments

The London Diabetes Centre rapidly responds to research and offers new drugs and technology often unavailable in the NHS. Adults, parents and children with diabetes travel from across the globe for the experienced diabetologists, exceptional knowledge and access to leading-edge insulin pumps and sensors.

The London Diabetes Centre has a dedicated pharmacy service. It stocks a range of equipment and devices for diabetes care. Meters, strips, lancets, pumps, glucose sensors and the latest medicines and insulin formulations can be dispensed, even if they are difficult to source elsewhere.


One-stop care

The London Diabetes Centre l provides every aspect of diabetes care, all under one roof. From the eyes to the heart, kidneys and feet, the effects of diabetes can be far-reaching. The London Diabetes Centre provides screening services and treatments by world-leading experts.

In addition to 18 renowned consultant diabetologists, the team also includes top vascular surgeons, cardiologists, nephrologists, ophthalmologists and specialist diabetes nurses, educators, dietitians and chiropodists to provide truly comprehensive care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Labile diabetes is another term used to describe brittle diabetes. Labile is defined as liable to change, which perfectly described the volatile blood sugars of brittle diabetes.

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