The London Diabetes Dietitian is here to help you to prevent or manage your diabetes and its associated complications.
We provide professional, high-quality specialist dietetic services via face to face consultations, by telephone or a video call.
We create tailored dietary and lifestyle plans which are designed to meet your individual needs.
Our dietary information resources are peer-reviewed, patient tested and contain consist nutritional messages.
Our services are based on the most up to date research and evidence-based guidelines.
We offer additional dietetic services for a variety of conditions.
We work with several insurance companies so if you have medical cover please contact us to find out more about how your existing medical cover could pay your consultation fees.
Note: we work with patients from all over the UK and overseas.
The London Diabetes Dietitian works with you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to make effective dietary and lifestyle changes to achieve your health goals!
Up-to-date information from Diabetes UK on diabetes and Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here:
THE LONDON DIABETES DIETITIAN
Hello, my name is Chanda Pattni and I am The London Diabetes Dietitian.
As a registered dietitian (since 2003) my career has spanned both the NHS and private sector working in diabetes clinical practice, research and health promotion.
I am passionate about helping people with pre-diabetes (Impaired Fasting Glycaemia and Impaired Glucose Tolerance), Type 2 Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes to manage their conditions and reduce the risk of developing long term complications.
The London Diabetes Dietitian was created to give people the tools to manage the impact of diabetes on their lives. I want to understand what your health and lifestyle goals are in order to provide you with tailored dietary advice and practical support which makes a real difference.
I translate nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food, allowing you to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices to prevent or manage diabetes by creating meaningful and effective dietary plans which you can follow for the rest of your life.
Degree of Bachelor of Science with Honors in Dietetics (Abbott Laboratories Research Award)
Training and Professional Development:
Type 1 Diabetes Patient Education; DAFNE
Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education; DESMOND, X-PERT and Conversation Maps
Behavioral Change Skills; Levels 1 and 2
Low FODMAP diets; Kings College London
Memberships and Registrations:
Healthcare Professionals Council
British Dietetic Association
"There is lots of different dietary and nutritional advice out there. However, dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems.
Only those registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) can use the legally protected title ‘dietitian’.
Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard."
The British Dietetic Association
DIABETES SPECIALIST DIETETIC SERVICES
The London Diabetes Dietitian provides professional and high-quality diabetes specialist dietetic services which are designed to meet your individual needs.
****DUE TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION WE ARE ACCEPTING MANY MORE SELF-REFERRALS FROM PATIENTS, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.****
In most situations your diabetes will be managed in a GP and/or hospital setting. In order to give you the safest and most effective dietary care we only see people who have a referral from their Consultant or GP. *
*We are happy with your written consent to request all required information from your GP practice prior to your first appointment with us if this is more convenient for you. (We will charge you the same price as your GP charges us for providing this information and apply a standard administration fee of £30).
All our consultations can be offered to you in person, by telephone or video call (Skype/WhatsApp).
Get in touch for a free initial chat.
INITIAL CONSULTATION - 1 HOUR
This holistic consultation will provide a full review of your medical referral (including blood results), anthropometric assessment (height, weight, BMI and waist circumference) dietary and lifestyle assessment to provide tailored advice and a structured treatment plan with achievable goals.
We will send a full written report to your
referring health professional and send you a copy.
FOLLOW-UP CONSULTATIONS - 45 MINUTES
These health coaching appointments will monitor progress towards achieving your aims and provide motivation and support to implement actions.
The number of follow up appointments will be guided by your individual needs.
We will send a full written report to your referring health professional and send you a copy.
CONSULTATIONS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Our approach to weight loss is based on the most up to date evidence which recommends following a diet containing 600 calories less than what is needed by your body to maintain weight. This should result in weight loss at a rate of 0.5-1.0kg (1-2lbs) a week.
All our one-to-one weight loss consultations are provided remotely by Chanda Pattni, The London Diabetes Dietitian.
****We are accepting self-referrals for the majority of people wanting to use this service. We will send a full written report to your GP and send you a copy after the initial consultation. ****
Initial consultation - 1 hour
This holistic consultation will provide a full review of your:
Self/medical referral including biochemistry results (if available)
Anthropometric assessment - height, weight, BMI and waist circumference (if appropriate)
Dietary and lifestyle assessment
Structured treatment plan and achievable goals based on:
5-10% weight loss targets
Estimated energy requirements to maintain and lose weight
Your calorie deficit diet to lose weight
A food portion size guide
Follow-up Consultations - 45 minutes
These health coaching appointments will monitor progress towards achieving your goals and provide motivation and support to implement actions.
The number of follow up appointments will be guided by your individual needs.
Weight Loss Consultation Package:
1 x Initial Consultation
1 x Follow-up Consultation
1 x Follow-up Consultation (Free)
OTHER AREAS OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
Often people with diabetes need advice regarding other health issues but are concerned about the effects any new dietary changes may have on their condition. We are able to provide tailored advice on the following topics for people with or without diabetes :
Diets – vegan, vegetarian
THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Why we collect your data:
We seek your consent to collect your personal data, in order to provide you with our nutrition and dietetic services.
We collect the following information:
Information in relation to the consent form
Clinical information provided by referrals from other health professionals
Further information you provide us during the consultations
We require this information for the purpose of:
Professional clinical record keeping of client information
Sharing information with relevant health professionals
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place encrypted electronic systems and standard operating procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Controlling your personal information
We will not distribute, sell or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information, which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please contact us.
"Chanda was extremely professional, knowledgeable and had a natural empathy which I related to immediately. She took the time to listen to me and we developed a dietary and lifestyle plan together which really worked."