At the VELOCITY Clinic, women with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are given specialist, multidisciplinary care. The clinic is led by Dr Myers alongside a team of specialist midwives, diabetes specialist nurses and a diabetologist. The clinic provides additional monitoring and support for the management of diabetes (including glucose sensors) and extra ultrasound scans throughout the pregnancy.
Dr Jenny Myers, who runs the clinic, runs a research programme within the Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre and women attending the VELOCITY clinic are invited to take part in the research studies.
Patients can be referred to the VELOCITY Clinic by their midwife, GP or consultant.
The clinic helps women with:
- type 1 or type 2 diabetes diagnosed before or during pregnancy
- pre-gestational diabetes with evidence of vascular complications (retinopathy, nephropathy)
Women attending the clinic are offered:
- preconception care
- antenatal care
- additional ultrasound scans
The clinic is located at:
5th Floor Tommy's Research Centre
Saint Mary's Hospital
The secretary can be contacted on (0161) 276 6116, Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.
If you have any questions you can speak to a VELOCITY Clinic midwife. They are available Monday to Friday, 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, on (0161) 701 6980.
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The Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre at the University of Manchester is made up of internationally renowned clinicians, scientists and researchers investigating stillbirth and associated pregnancy complications.
When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation, it is called a stillbirth. Nearly 3000 families a year get the devastating news that their baby is not alive. Our research is helping to change this.