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Paediatric Diabetes Outpatient Clinic

Contact information

Street address (UB5)

Tyks U-hospital
Building 3
Entrance B, 5th floor
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8,

Office hours

Mon to Thu 8 am to 4 pm
Fri 8 am to 2 pm


02 313 1472 nurse
Mon to Fri
11:30 am to 12:30 pm


02 313 3419

Postal address

PO Box 52, 20521 Turku​

Paediatric Diabetes Outpatient Clinic


Our diabetes clinic is located in the facilities of the paediatric ward. We treat diabetic children under 16 years old. Most of our patients suffer from type 1 diabetes, or insulin insufficiency diabetes.

You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.

A clinic fee is collected from your visit. The visit lasts 30 to 45 minutes. Medical students near the end of their studies can be present from time to time.

The patient's blood glucose levels, growth and other diseases relating to diabetes are monitored during visits. Every visit includes a blood test measuring average blood glucose levels from the tip of the finger, and yearly studies include more extensive laboratory blood and urine tests.

Every patient is provided with an individual plan about combining insulin treatment, diet and exercise. The guidance and support of self care is an essential part of the activity, which extends itself to the child's nearest and dearest, day care centre and school.

People in charge:

Specialist physician, paediatrics, Taina Routi, tel. 02 313 0984

Specialist physician, paediatrics and paediatric endocrinology, Kirsti Näntö-Salonen, tel. 02 313 0157

Diabetes nurse Päivi Ruusu, tel. 02 313 1472

In addition, the diabetes work group includes a dietician, rehabilitation counsellor and a family therapist, who can be requested to join clinic visits.

We are a part of the Tyks operational division of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

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