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Diabetes Outpatient clinic


Opening hours and contact information

Visiting address

Tyks U-hospital
Kiinamyllynkatu 4-8
Entrance 3F, 1st floor.

Postal address

PO Box 52
20521 Turku
Mo–Fr 7:30–13:00
Mo–Fr 7:30–9:30

The Diabetes Outpatient Clinic, located in the Tyks main hospital, treats mostly patients above 16 years with type 1 diabetes who are on multiple insulin injections or on insulin pump therapy. These patients are treated in collaboration with the local hospitals.

The Diabetes Outpatient Clinic runs doctor’s and nurse’s appointments. You need a doctor's referral to be admitted to the outpatient clinic.

  • The doctor and nurse run joint appointments 2–3 times per week. One of these weekly joint appointments is reserved for young diabetics (age 16–20 years). 
  • The diabetes nurse is available for appointments four days per week.  
  • For pregnant diabetics, the diabetes physician and nurse run weekly appointments at the maternity ward.

Our clinic resides in the Turku University Hospital under the Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic of Operational division: Medicine.

Diabetic foot problems

At the Foot Outpatient Clinic, we examine and treat polyneuropathic and diabetic nerve complications of the feet, including diabetic foot sores and Charcot’s foot. 

We provide the following service to patients with nerve damage:

  • evaluation, planning and treatment 
  • consultations
  • advice
  • guidance and supervision
  • follow-up
  • planning and management of follow-up treatment.

Patients need a referral from a physician for appointments with the foot therapist. There is a client fee for appointments with the foot therapist.