Monday to Friday 08.15 – 17.00 01603 288445 Funded and supported by Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals Trust and Diabetes Norfolk
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The aim of the Centre is to provide patients with a high standard of diabetes care in pleasant and relaxing surroundings, with a view to improving both health and quality of life.

The Bertram Diabetes Centre was opened in 1989.  It was built and equipped with money raised by the Norfolk Diabetes Appeal, and administered by the Norwich and Norfolk Diabetes Trust. The Appeal received a gift of £120,000 from the late Elsie Bertram, MBE, to initiate the project.

The Trust then went on to build and equip the Diabetes Eye Unit.  It continues to support improvements in diabetes care and now plans to help in the establishment of a dedicated Diabetic Foot Clinic and Vascular Investigation Unit.


Conditions looked after by this department

Other conditions associated with diabetes

  • Eye disease/retinopathy
  • Foot disease/nerve or blood vessel damage and ulcers
  • Kidney disease/microalbuminuria and nephropathy
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular risk management
  • Cholesterol and lipid problems

Diabetes services provide:

  • Pre-conception care
  • Diabetes Antenatal clinic
  • Intensive treatment clinics
  • Adolescent/Young adult clinics
  • Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions (insulin pumps)
  • Patient education, DAFNE
  • Clinical psychology
  • Weight management 

Here to help

The team at the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre is here to help, call us on 01603 288513.

Our services

Weight management

Some resources to help you on your weight loss journey.

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Clinical activity commences 8:15am Monday to Friday in the mornings and at 1:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the afternoon by appointment. To arrange or change a consultant appointment please call 01603 288480.

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Diabetes in pregnancy

We have the latest information about diabetes and pregnancy, covering pre-pregnancy care, tips for women with diabetes to optimise glucose levels during pregnancy, the FreeStyle Libre and Continous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) as well as COVID-19 and sick-day rules.

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Treatment and advice aimed at preventing diabetic foot problems and helping those with foot complications is available from our specialist chiropodist. Please telephone 01603 288522.

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I still get anxious now trying to cope with the transition of having to change my diet and being allowed some carbs but not too many. With the help of my brother, and the Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, I’m confident I will be able to manage my diagnosis.

Cheryl HarmerPerson with type 1 diabetes

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