Our diabetic patients are invited to an annual diabetic check with the practice nurse which involves having your bloods and urine checked, a blood pressure and a foot check.
There are two different types of Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 Diabetes causes the level of sugar in your blood to become too high. Daily injections of insulin help to keep blood glucose levels under control. Type 1 Diabetes isn’t linked with age or lifestyle. You can read more about Type 1 Diabetes here.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that causes the level of sugar in the blood to become too high. Patients may need to change their diet and take medication to manage the condition. Type 2 Diabetes is often link to being overweight or inactive or having a family history of Type 2 Diabetes. You can read more about Type 2 Diabetes here
Online interactive self-management programme for people with Type 2 Diabetes
An education programme to help you to self-manage your diabetes is available via a 6 week group programme (X-PERT) or a one off group session. If you are would like to find out more and book on please contact 01443 443066 between the hours of 8am-3pm Monday-Friday.
You can reverse some types of diabetes and reduce medication use by managing diet and exercise. For more information on a diabetic diet and the foods you should eatclick here for more information
Diabetic Eye Screening
In addition to your diabetic annual check at the practice you will also be invited for a diabetic eye screening appointment in the community each year. Further information on this is available here
Prediabetes means that blood sugars are higher than usual, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It means that there is high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and increased risk of heart disease. You are unlikely to be experiencing any symptoms with prediabetes. By making changes to diet, increasing physical activity and losing weight, about half of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed in some people.