Diabetes is a condition which is becoming ever more common, and there is a lot that can be done to reduce the severity of any complications from this disease.
We hold Diabetic checks regularly for our Diabetic patients, and you will be sent a letter when you are due to come into the surgery to see the nurse.
If this is your first visit she will arrange for you to have a blood tests to monitor your kidney function and to estimate how well your diabetes is controlled. You will also need to bring a urine sample.
She will measure your blood pressure, weight, and eyesight. She will test the urine for glucose and protein and discuss the results of your home blood glucose tests, so remember to bring your results with you. She will look at the results of your blood tests and discuss those with you. She may then advise you on your progress and if necessary she can adjust your medication.
We also have a specialist diabetic nurse who runs a clinic twice per month. Patients need to be referred to this clinic and help those patients with more complicated symptoms.
Helpful Information for Diabetics:
Introduction to Travelling Abroad with Diabetes
Travelling with a Medical Condition
July Edition of the Diabetes Support Leaflet